(AP) — – The first few moments after an Ohio State victory is usually a time for celebration and recognition.
Coach Urban Meyer and his assistants mention the top players from the game. Everyone applauds and pats the backs of those who are singled out.
Not this week.
“Coach said, ‘This game’s over. We’re on to Wisconsin,”’ tailback Jordan Hall said.
So much for the 76-0 romp against overmatched Florida A&M. Not much more really could or should have been said about a glorified scrimmage against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent.
Meyer moved right on to the 23rd-ranked Badgers because he knows his team is playing a team at an entirely different level.
After four middling-to-worse opponents, the No. 4 Buckeyes (4-0, 0-0) will truly be tested for the first time in primetime and on national television Saturday night.
“You come to Ohio State to compete for the Big Ten championship,” Meyer said. “That starts (on Sunday). Actually, it started in a meeting just a minute ago. We have so much respect for the upcoming opponent and we have got to get the Buckeyes ready to go.”
That shouldn’t be too difficult. They already are well aware of what’s ahead.
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