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This Stat Should Have Penn State Fans Optimistic For Saturday

A closeup of Urban Meyer in an Ohio State windbreaker.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

This stat should help ease the nerves of Penn State fans.

Going into Ohio Stadium and coming away with a win has been a daunting task for visiting teams in the Urban Meyer era.

The Buckeyes have lost just three home games since Meyer took over in 2012, after all.

Top 10 teams have had some pretty good success in Columbus over the last decade or so, though.

Ohio State is actually 3-5 in its last eight home games against teams ranked in the top 10. Two of the Buckeyes' wins came against Michigan with the other coming against an overrated Nebraska squad.

Ohio State is a 7-point favorite at most sportsbooks.

The Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on FOX.