Big Ten

No. 4 Ohio State opens Big Ten play against lowly Rutgers

No. 4 Ohio State scored 77 points in rolling over out-manned Oregon State last week, while suspended coach Urban Meyer watched the game on TV from home.

The Buckeyes probably will do OK without him this week, too, when Big Ten bottom-dweller Rutgers comes to town.

The coach also will miss Saturday's clash at Ohio Stadium. He's serving the second of a three-game suspension for mismanaging domestic-abuse allegations and other misconduct by former assistant Zach Smith.

Co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will coach from the sideline as he did last week when the Buckeyes piled up 721 offensive yards and quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. landed Big Ten...