One way or another, everyone should learn a lot about Ohio State this weekend.
After starting 10-0 with sometimes-uninspiring play the Buckeyes are preparing for a clash with 9-1 Michigan State this Saturday.
For senior linebacker Joshua Perry it marks his final day in Ohio Stadium and the captain will be among those honored Saturday. The Columbus area native spoke about remaining committed while the program underwent hard times and the faith he had that the Buckeyes would be able to compete for -- and win -- championships in his time on campus.
It could also be the last game for junior running back Ezekiel Elliott as he is projected to be the first back taken in June's NFL draft. The running back who is approaching Eddie George's career rushing total that stands second in program history said he isn't looking at the upcoming games as a potential statement for him in the Heisman Trophy race, just that the Buckeyes need to be prepared for a strong Michigan State front seven.
Sophomore cornerback Gareon Conley played in relief of Eli Apple in last year's game against Michigan State, but struggled against the Spartans and Apple quickly returned to the game. The corner said he isn't looking back to that game and instead addressed the pressure he felt in being a new starter for the Buckeyes.
Defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis didn't play in last year's game against the Spartans, but knows the type of challenge the Buckeyes are facing. The sophomore spoke about the magnitude of the match up, what he's seen from the MSU offensive line and how well his unit has been playing.