COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Most will rest. Some will try to heal. Others will to catch up on classwork or a personal life.
A bye week is a time to take a breath for the fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
There are also a few who will pause, knowing there are only two games left in their college careers.
”It just hit me in the locker room,” senior defensive lineman John Simon said Saturday after Ohio State rolled Illinois 52-22. ”It goes extremely fast. The seniors, we’re making every moment count. We’re trying to make this season a memorable one.”
It already has been. But it could be even more memorable.
Despite a glittering start (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) to their season, what remains will determine whether Urban Meyer’s first Ohio State team is an unqualified success or one that wilted when it got close to its biggest goals.
The most difficult games on the schedule await.
After taking a couple of extra days off this week (they’ll still have full-tilt practices on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), the Buckeyes begin to prep for the showdown at Wisconsin on Nov. 17 and at home against archrival Michigan a week later.
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