COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Coach Urban Meyer hopes a week is long enough of a mourning period for his Ohio State Buckeyes.
Seven days after a devastating 35-21 loss at home to Virginia Tech, the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes take a step toward putting that defeat behind them when they host Kent State.
The Golden Flashes (0-2) are trying to build a program under second-year coach Paul Haynes, a former Ohio State assistant. The Buckeyes (1-1), favored by more than four TDs, need to salve their wounded pride and reaffirm who they are.
In the days after the loss - his first regular-season and home setback in his two-plus years with the Buckeyes - Meyer said his players were hurting and disappointed.
Once kickoff time rolls around, he says they'd better be over it.