Ohio State fans cheer during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Nebraska

Teams meet for the first time since 2012

When: 8 p.m., Saturday

Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus

TV/Radio: ABC/1410

Series history: Ohio State leads 3-1. The Buckeyes won 63-39 in 2012 in Columbus. Nebraska won 34-27 in 2011 in Lincoln. The only other meetings in the series came in 1955 and 1956.

Last game: On Oct. 29, Ohio State beat Northwestern 24-20 in Columbus.

Coaches: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is 57-5 in his fifth season. Nebraska’s Mike Riley is 13-8 in his second season.

Ohio State notes: The Buckeyes are 15-4 in night games at Ohio Stadium and have won 13 of the last 14. … Ohio State ranks sixth in the nation in total defense (295.5) and scoring defense (15.1 points per game). It’s fourth in turnover margin (plus 1.25 per game), third in pass efficiency defense (93.5) and ninth in passing yards allowed (171.1). … Ohio State has allowed three rushing touchdowns this season, which is tied for the fewest in the nation. … Curtis Samuel leads Ohio State with eight touchdowns. … Meyer is 35-13 against top-25 teams in his career. He’s 14-3 at Ohio State. Against top-10 teams, he’s 17-6 and 6-3 at Ohio State. … The following players received champion grades for their play against Northwestern: Gareon Conley, Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker, Jalyn Holmes, Tyquan Lewis, Michael Hill, Noah Brown, Billy Price, Curtis Samuel, Parris Campbell, K.J. Hill, Pat Elflein, Isaiah Prince, Mike Weber and Jamarco Jones.

Nebraska notes: Nebraska beat Fresno State 43-10, Wyoming 52-17 and Oregon 35-32 in non-conference play. … The 7-1 start ties Nebraska’s best record through eight games in the last 15 years. It was also 7-1 in 2003, 2010 and 2014. … Nebraska hasn’t lost a game by more than 10 points in the last two seasons. … Nebraska has one player from Ohio on its roster: Tony Butler, a freshman defensive back from Lakewood St. Edward. … Nebraska ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 204 rushing yards per game. It ranks fourth with 225.6 passing yards. … Senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp ranks fourth in Nebraska history with 2,176 yards. He’s 451 from becoming the school’s all-time leader.

Next game: On Nov. 12, Ohio State plays at Maryland at a time to be announced, and Nebraska hosts Minnesota at 7:30 p.m.

Prediction: Ohio State 21, Nebraska 13.

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