Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ohio State (7-0, 3-0) at Rutgers (3-3, 1-2)

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ohio State (7-0, 3-0) at Rutgers (3-3, 1-2)

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Today, 8 p.m.

TV: ABC; Radio: WNYM-AM 970; Series record: Ohio State, 1-0

Last meeting: Ohio State, 56-17 (2014); The line: Ohio State by 21

Player to watch: Ezekiel Elliott. The Buckeyes' star leads the Big Ten and is fifth in the NCAA with 141.1 yards rushing per game. He's had 12 consecutive 100-yard games. Elliott's father, Stacy, played high school football at Hackensack.

Rutgers offense vs. Ohio State defense: If Leonte Carroo (ankle), who Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says will be playing in the NFL next year, isn't at full speed, the Scarlet Knights are at a disadvantage against a Buckeyes defense that looks to be approaching full stride after some early-season problems. Quarterback Chris Laviano has played well the past two games, but the key to RU staying in the game will be its ability or inability to run the ball, keeping Ohio State's high-powered offense off the field. The Scarlet Knights better know where Joey Bosa is at all times. Projected as a possible No. …

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