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Can revenge push Ohio State? 'Hell, yeah' says Meyer

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was direct when asked whether his players will be motivated by revenge in the long-awaited showdown with No. 2 Penn State this weekend.

If the idea of avenging last year's upset loss at Happy Valley gets his guys worked up, he might be able to use it.

"You've got to figure you're dealing with youngsters," Meyer said Monday. "Is revenge a motivator? Hell yeah, it is.

"I'm not saying this will be it," he said. "There have been times we used it and we looked silly using it, and there are times it worked. I don't know yet. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday isn't about that; it's about execution of a game plan and...