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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For a pair of one-loss teams, there couldnt be much more at stake when No. 9 Nebraska clashes with No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday night.Wisconsin beat the Cornhuskers (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) in overtime last week, spoiling their perfect record, dropping them in the AP Top 25 poll and making it much harder for them to accomplish their postseason goals.Ohio State was upset by unranked Penn State two weeks ago. The Buckeyes continue to struggle in the vertical passing game and just squeaked by unranked Northwestern last week at home.The loser of Saturdays primetime game at Ohio Stadium will have its national playoff hopes all but dashed in front of a huge TV audience, and be saddled with a much more winding route to the conference crown.It will be a big chore for us, Nebraska coach Mike Riley said. We have to play a great, complete ballgame, and have to be ready to take advantage of any opportunities presented to us as we go.Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp said the matchup has all the makings of a statement game for the Cornhuskers.The mood is good, he said. We are excited for this week -- huge opportunity for us. We control our own destiny. Guys are still pumped up, theyre jacked to go to Columbus to play a great team at Ohio State.Ohio State guard Billy Price said the team cant wait to play a Saturday game at home after being on the road for three of them this season.Night games here in the `Shoe are special, Price said. Its just one of these historical places, and its an absolutely electric atmosphere. Pretty much the city of Columbus shuts down, and everybodys worried about the Buckeyes game.Some other things to consider when Nebraska visits Ohio State:BUCKEYES ARE VULNERABLEWesterkamp said it gives Nebraska players extra confidence knowing that Ohio State was upset by Penn State and struggled until the last drive before beating Northwestern. But the Buckeyes, he said, must be respected. Theyre a different kind of animal, Westerkamp said. We know how good they are, but theyre beatable.Riley, in his second year at Nebraska, will be making his first trip to Ohio Stadium. Ive had a lot of respect for what theyve done and obviously their recruiting has been outstanding, he said. Theyve been that team in the league lately thats set the bar, but I think that theres teams rising too, so thats kind of exciting.ARMSTRONG VS. THE TOP 25Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has struggled while going 0-3 against ranked opponents on the road in his career. Hes a combined 38 for 92 (41.3 percent) with one touchdown and five interceptions in those games. The fourth-year starter is 1-8 against ranked opponents, home and away, hitting 49.7 percent of his passes with 10 TDs and 14 interceptions.TOUGH IN FOURTH QUARTERNebraska will like its chances if its a close game in the fourth quarter. The Huskers have outscored opponents by a nation-best 95 points in the final quarter and were dominant even in their loss at Wisconsin last week, outscoring the Badgers 10-0 to force the extra session and holding the ball for 9:41. The Huskers average 10:05 in possession time in the fourth quarter.RANKINGS? WHAT RANKINGS?Ohio State is No. 6 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, and Nebraska is No. 10. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he doesnt really care. Oh, its important, (but) not for us, he said. I wont look at it. Im sure people will tell me about it. But, I mean, its not going to change the way we work.Barrett said the ranking is of little importance right now. I dont care about it too much, being that theres still a lot of football to be played, he said.---AP College Football Writer Eric Olson contributed from Lincoln, Nebraska.More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.orgFollow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy Air Max Flyknit Shoes Price .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. Air Max Flyknit Modern . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. http://www.airmaxflyknitsale.com/ . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. 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On Nov. 8, coach Kevin Sumlin?initially ruled Knight?out for the rest of the regular season.Instead, Knight returned to throw for 211 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the game late in the fourth quarter with what Sumlin termed a lower-body injury after an offensivee lineman was apparently blocked into his leg.dddddddddddd Sumlin said Knights shoulder was also sore, but specified thats not why Knight left the game.?On Monday, Knight told reporters that he wanted to play, but the decision was up to doctors. Before the game Thursday, Knight went through warm-ups and took all the snaps with the first team.Knight is fourth among SEC quarterbacks in rushing yards (583) and third in rushing touchdowns (10) and has thrown for 1,911 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '