COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State's Urban Meyer has repeatedly warned his players that they'd better be ready for their first big challenge of the season when Central Florida comes to town on Saturday.
Meyer has raved about the Knights' talent on both sides of the ball, saying they have several NFL-caliber players who are at least as good if not better than what the Buckeyes have. At the same time, he's questioned several areas on his own 14th-ranked team that must be improved.
UCF believes it can match the Buckeyes in ability. The Knights have also played in big venues before and are preparing to be in the decided minority before 105,000 screaming fans at Ohio Stadium.
It all may come down to whether they can stop the Buckeyes' big-play offense.