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No lobster on menu after No. 22 Ohio State's first regular-season defeat in more than 2 years

  • FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer gestures on the sidelines during a game against Virginia Tech in Columbus, Ohio. Two days after a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech, Meyer is taking steps to fix what's wrong with Ohio State, which has dropped from No. 8 to No. 22 in the rankings. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer gestures on the sidelines during a game against Virginia Tech in Columbus, Ohio. Two days after a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech, Meyer is taking steps to fix what's wrong with Ohio State, which has dropped from No. 8 to No. 22 in the rankings. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett leaves the field after their loss to Virginia Tech in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Virginia Tech beat Ohio State 35-21. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett leaves the field after their loss to Virginia Tech in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Virginia Tech beat Ohio State 35-21. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer celebrates with fans after beating Ohio State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Virginia Tech beat Ohio State 35-21. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer celebrates with fans after beating Ohio State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Virginia Tech beat Ohio State 35-21. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

Every Sunday night after a win, Ohio State's players and coaches get to enjoy a sumptuous buffet of steak, lobster or shrimp.

After a 35-21 loss at home to Virginia Tech, this week they were fed spaghetti and mashed potatoes.

A lot has changed for the Buckeyes — beyond the cuisine — since suffering their first defeat in a home opener in 36 years and having a 25-game regular-season winning streak ended by the Hokies before an Ohio Stadium-record 107,517 fans.

The Buckeyes plummeted 14 spots to No. 22 in the latest AP Top 25 and head into a home game on Saturday with Kent State hoping to regain a degree of equilibrium since being thoroughly outplayed on both sides of the ball and on special teams.