The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to stay undefeated in the Urban Meyer era on Saturday when the Buffalo Bulls visit Columbus.
Ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation to start the year in both the USA Today coaches poll and AP Top 25 poll, the Buckeyes are expected to contend for the national championship this season after being ineligible to do so in 2012.
As noted by ESPN’s Stats & Info, history certainly sides with Meyer’s team accomplishing something close to that task:
Did You Know? Previous 3 times Ohio State had a perfect season, they followed it up with 2 or fewer losses & finished in top 5 of AP Poll
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 21, 2013
The first obstacle toward that end game is Buffalo, which finished 4-8 in head coach Jeff Quinn’s third season with the MAC program.
Quinn has increased the program win total by one each of the last two seasons after a disastrous start in 2010 (2-10), but needs to continue to trend upward to avoid landing on the hot seat.