COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Quarterback Blake Bortles believes that his Central Florida team has athletes to play on even terms with No. 14 Ohio State on Saturday.
Another famous, or infamous, former Floridian agrees.
"They're a Big Ten talent," Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said of UCF. "There's no question there's people on that team at certain positions that are as good or better than our (guys). They have five or six NFL players on their roster. That tells you what we're getting ready to face. We'd better be ready. This is going to be a brawl."
In the first meeting between the schools, both enter with 1-0 records. Each scored 56 points last week in battering Mid-American Conference opponents from Ohio, the Knights whipping Akron 56-14 and the Buckeyes rolling over Miami University 56-10 in Meyer's first game on the sidelines after coaching Florida to two national titles in six seasons, 2005-10.
The Knights of coach George O'Leary, coming off a 5-7 season in 2011, are brimming with confi...