After a six-week blitz, it was time for No. 4 Ohio State to take a much-deserved break.
''Six tough games including back-to-back primetime games against ranked opponents,'' coach Urban Meyer said Monday. ''I told them we would take care of them if they won, and they did a good job.''
So the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) made the most of a long weekend off.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier went with lineman Joel Hale to his mother's house in Indianapolis and gorged on fried chicken and steak. Wide-out Corey Brown headed for Philadelphia to see his little brother touch the ball three times and score three touchdowns for his eighth-grade team.
Even Meyer relaxed a little, going to see his daughter play volleyball before watching some college games on TV. He couldn't help but make comparisons between his team and those he saw in action.
''Well, I try not to, but the human element gets involved when you start watching some of these teams,'' he said. ''I watched Penn State's (four-overtime vict...