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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 3 Ohio States ball-hawking defense has given quarterbacks fits in the first two games against overmatched opponents. Part of the intrigue Saturday night will be seeing how the Buckeyes D matches up against No. 14 Oklahomas dual-threat quarterback and a cast of other elite offensive weapons.The Buckeyes defense has yet to allow a touchdown and has scored three of its own on interception returns. Safety Malik Hooker leads the FBS with three interceptions, including an amazing leap, tip and grab against Bowling Green that led the highlight reels. They have seven picks in the first two games, something that hasnt happened at Ohio State in 35 years.Theyve got good players at every spot and theyre coached well, which is obvious, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said this week. And you see the athleticism, the speed everywhere.But it will be a different ballgame against Oklahoma. Big boy football is how Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano put it.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield last year threw for 3,700 yards and 36 touchdowns with just seven interceptions, and rushed for 405 yards and seven scores. The effort was good enough for fourth place in Heisman Trophy voting. Hes thrown for 567 yards and five TDs through the first two games this season.Mayfield, who sat out in 2014 after transferring from Texas Tech, has thrown passes this season to 14 different players, including 6-foot-5 wide tight end Mark Andrews, who has five catches, three of them for touchdowns. Running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon also are prolific receivers.Its not just what he can do as a quarterback, Schiano said. What I think makes him most dangerous is when the play breaks down. He tends to create things. He scrambles, but he scrambles to throw the ball down the field. He does a very good job keeping his eyes down the field.Hes very shifty, said Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who had two interceptions last week, one returned for a 40-yard touchdown.Mayfield said he doesnt expect anything fancy from Ohio State, just skilled players who know their jobs.Theyre just physical, Mayfield said. Theyre all-around good players. Yeah, they lost a lot of people from last year, but that doesnt matter. They do a good job recruiting and filling in the spots. Theyre an all-around good defense, or else they wouldnt be giving up only 215 yards a game and 6.5 points per game.FIRST TIME AWAY FROM HOME:Ohio State coaches expressed concern this week about getting so many young players ready for the first away game in a hostile atmosphere against another top-tier team.Thats the only thing with a young team, the newness of what happens on the road as opposed to focusing on their assignments, coach Urban Meyer said.Middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan, one of just six returning starters for the Buckeyes this year, said preparations for this game have taken on a higher level of urgency.The most important game is the next game, he said. But its definitely more intensified this week because were going on the road for the first time, and weve got a lot of young guys. Weve got to prepare like this is our last game.RECEIVERS UNSETTLEDMeyer said receivers are performing well, but one of them has yet to emerge from the pack.In the first two games, five different wide receivers caught passes, in addition to H-backs Curtis Samuel and Dontre Wilson and tight ends Marcus Baugh and A.J. Alexander.Were still figuring out the receiver position because theyre so new, Meyer said. We dont have the one guy thats your go-to guy yet.---Online: AP college football site: Mitch Stacy at some of his other recent stories: Yeezy Boost 350 v2 For Sale . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 For Sale . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. Yeezy Boost 350 For Sale . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Adidas Yeezy For Sale . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015.LANDOVER, Md. -- Reality hit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night: Their season is on the brink after a 42-24 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field served as the Packers fourth straight defeat.With six games remaining, they are 4-6 and two games behind NFC North co-leaders Detroit and Minnesota.Even if they stop the streak next Monday night in Philadelphia, the Packers will be two games behind in the division because the Lions and Vikings play Thursday in the annual Thanksgiving game in Detroit.We understand clearly whats in front of us, so six losses puts your ass against the wall, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday. And thats where we are.Its an unusual position for a McCarthy-coached team. The Packers streak of seven playoff appearances is in jeopardy. They havent had a losing season since?Aaron Rodgers first year as the starting quarterback in 2008.Obviously coming in here, we knew we needed this game, McCarthy said. This puts us at 4-6, and our backs are up against it. Weve lost four in a row, lost some guys tonight to injury. Its important for us to get back home, hopefully assess where we are, move forward and get reaady for Philadelphia.dddddddddddd Just didnt play well enough.It was another poor performance by the Packers defense, which has allowed 30 or more points in four straight games -- the first time a Packers team has done that since 1953, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. In each of the past two games, coordinator Dom Capers unit has given up 40-plus points.Defense, we didnt stop em, McCarthy said. Our pass defense, we didnt get off the field. It was touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, field goal in the second half. I think that tells the story.Still, McCarthy insisted his team was going to rally, stick together.Weve got a good taste of the reaction of our football team to five losses, so clearly understand its not going to get any better being at six losses, McCarthy said. So thats part of the challenge in front of us, and I have all the confidence in the world. This is a great group of men, so I dont question that part of it. But we all need to perform better, and we did not get it done tonight. ' ' '

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