Ohio State coach Urban Meyer began his remarks after Saturday's 42-7 blowout of San Diego State by praising a scarlet-and-gray clad crowd of 104,984 at Ohio Stadium.
''It was a fantastic environment,'' he said of the game and all that surrounded it provided by the band, cheerleaders and the Buckeyes faithful.
This week, the environment won't be nearly so friendly.
Having dispatched two mediocre teams at home, No. 4 Ohio State hits the road for the first time when it travels to California for a game on Saturday night.
The Buckeyes (2-0), who dropped a spot in the latest AP Top 25, beat up on the punchless Aztecs a week after rolling over Buffalo, 40-20 - also at home.
The final word on whether standout quarterback Braxton Miller will play Saturday probably won't come out until doctors and trainers further evaluate his left knee sprain. He was injured on a tackle early in the game and did not return, with backup Kenny Guiton leading the way in the win with two TD passes and a sco...