The Buckeyes arrived in town yesterday, but there are no media opportunities today, and therefore likely no breaking news.
However, there were several previews in today's paper: John McGrath's look at what has sustained the Buckeyes' dynasty; my look at 2003 game in Ohio; and my column on a lifelong Buckeyes fan living in Lakewood.
Also, here's an advance look ahead to the game: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Husky Stadium, tickets still available for those who want to go; ESPN telecast for everyone else:
The series: Ohio State leads, 7-3, including a 3-2 advantage in Seattle. The Buckeyes also won the most recent meeting, 28-9, at Ohio Stadium in 2003.
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What to watch: The Huskies already have beaten a bad team and a good team. Now they will test themselves against what could be one of the best in the nation. However, Ohio State remains largely unknown, with a lot of newcomers who have produced only two bland wins against weak opposition. What seems certain is that the Buckeyes have the advantage of size without any corresponding disadvantage in speed.
What's at stake: The Huskies are back on a national stage, knowing this could be a breakthrough day for the program. A win today would likely push the Huskies into the Top 25, while making the remaining bowl math considerably more realistic. Meanwhile, the Buckeyes' hopes of a return to the national championship game can't survive a loss here.