OHIO STATE AT A GLANCE

Record: 12-0, 8-0 Big Ten

Ranking: No. 2 BCS standings and in the Associated Press poll.

Key players: Junior quarterback Braxton Miller is a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Senior tailback Carlos Hyde led the Big Ten with 143.2 rushing yards per game. And junior linebacker Ryan Shazier led the Big Ten in tackles (122) and tackles for a loss (21).

Did you know? Ohio State is 24-0 under coach Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes were ineligible for a bowl game last year because of violations under former coach Jim Tressel. Their 24-game winning streak is the longest for a Big Ten team since Michigan won 25 in a row from 1946 to ’49.

Stats: The Buckeyes rank third in the nation in scoring offense (48.2 points per game) and 18th in scoring defense (20.3). … They rank second in the nation in rushing offense (321.3 yards per game). … Miller and Hyde have combined for 1,070 rushing yards over the past three games.

JOE CHRISTENSEN