Ohio State to Kick Off Big Ten Play Against Penn State


Columbus, OH -(AP) - There's no confusion among Ohio State's players. Anything they've accomplished up to now doesn't mean a whole lot.

Defensive tackle David Patterson says the "real season" starts with tomorrow's Big Ten opener between the top-ranked Buckeyes and Number 24 Penn State.

The Buckeyes haven't lost since falling 17-to-10 at Penn State a year ago. That defeat and Penn State's last-play loss to Michigan ended up leaving the teams tied for the conference title.

Wide receiver Ted Ginn says Ohio State is eager to play the co-champions.

Penn State linebacker Dan Connor says the game in Columbus is one that can really help the Nittany Lions along, here in the early part of the season -- and put them on the map.