OHIO STATE AT A GLANCE:Fans are being asked to wear scarlet or gray (depending on their section) for a Scarlet and Gray the Shoe promotion...Ohio State has opened a season with a win every year since 2000 accounting for 13 consecutive wins...Ohio State last hosted a team from Florida in 2010 when it defeated Miami (FL), 36-24, and from Conference USA in 2010 as well when they beat Marshall, 45-7...Urban Meyer has 105 careers wins as a collegiate head coach...Meyer is 1-0 all-time against UCF having defeated them with Florida in 2006...Ohio State has six players from the Sunshine State: So. TE Jeﬀ Heuerman (Naples), Sr. CB Travis Howard (Miami), Sr. DB Orhian Johnson (St. Petersburg), Sr. LB Etienne Sabino (North Miami Beach), So. LB Ryan Shazier (Plantation), and Fr. WR Ricquan Southward (Lakeland).
UCF: UCF opened their season in similar fashion as the Buckeyes, defeating Akron 56-14 at the Rubber Bowl...UCF has faced four other Big Ten programs in their history - Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin - and are 0-6 all-time in those games...This is not the first time UCF will make back-to-back trips to the state of Ohio in consecutive weeks; the Knights faced Ohio 10/11/2003 before traveling to Akron a week later...UCF holds a 13-14 all-time record against schools from the state of Ohio...UCF does not have any student-athletes from the state of Ohio... UCF redshirt freshman RB Joseph Puopolo attended the same high school, Barron Collier, as Ohio State So. TE Jeff Heuerman.
AT HOME: Ohio State is 58-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season... Ohio State has won 58 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25. The last loss: 34-17 to Florida State, Oct. 2, 1982.
SERIES:Central Florida and Ohio State have never played in football previously.
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