Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer: Pressure mounting

Oct 5, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer (right) yells at an official during the fourth quarter against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Ohio State won 40-30. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 5, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer (right) yells at an official during the fourth quarter against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Ohio State won 40-30. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Urban Meyer is a perfect 18-0 since becoming head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Their last loss came against Meyer’s former team, the Florida Gators, in the Gator Bowl on January 1, 2012. As the winning streak continues to grow, Meyer thinks the team will face more and more pressure.

“I can feel sometimes pressure mounting on players when you (are on a) streak,” Meyer told the Associated Press. “You start hearing about streaks. And it’s my job as a coach and our coaching staff (to make sure) it’s all about today.”

After breezing through their first four games, the Buckeyes faced their two toughest challenges of the season in consecutive weeks. The Buckeyes defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 31-24 at home on September 28 and traveled to Evanston, Illinois on October 5, rallying to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats 40-30.

After a bye week, the Buckeyes will be back in action when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday.

Although keeping an 18-game winning streak alive throughout the rest of the season seems like a daunting task, the schedule could prove otherwise. After playing the Hawkeyes, the Buckeyes will host the Penn State Nittany Lions, play at the Purdue Boilermakers and Illinois Fighting Illini and host the Indiana Hoosiers before finishing their regular season in Michigan against the rival Wolverines.

Not exactly a difficult slate.

Topics: Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer

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