Every elite team must beware of trap games on the schedule.
You know what they are. They're matchups against inferior (on paper) opponents that are thought to be easy wins, but often don't go as planned.
Sometimes, these contests end up being scares that the favored team survives. Other times, the underdog springs the upset, and ruins a team's season in the process.
The Sporting News listed the trap games for each of the top 16 College Football Playoff contenders.
For Ohio State, they picked a road game against Nebraska on Oct. 14.
It’s been a while since the Buckeyes have been out to Lincoln, where they lost 34-27 in 2011. The Huskers will be looking for payback after last year’s 62-3 shellacking, too.
That Nebraska game is also right before a bye week leading up to the Oct. 28 showdown against Penn State. Ohio State could easily be 6-0 entering that game, as long as the Buckeyes beat Oklahoma in Week 2.
Urban Meyer will have to make sure his team's focus is sharp when it takes on the Huskers.