COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having dispatched two mediocre teams at home, No. 4 Ohio State hits the road for the first time when it travels to California.
The Buckeyes (2-0) beat up on punchless San Diego State 42-7 a week after rolling over Buffalo, 40-20.
Most teams have difficulty when they head for a hostile environment for the first time, as both of those opponents did when coming to Ohio Stadium. The same holds true for the Buckeyes, who are just 9-6 in their last 15 road openers.
Coach Urban Meyer is 10-1 as a head coach in his team's first road game, the lone loss a 28-26 setback at Texas A&M in 2003, his first year at Utah.
Cal (1-1) will be playing its third home game so far.