Urban Meyer says looking past an opponent is always a concern when a good team is playing a bad one.

The Ohio State coach says that doesn't apply this week since his team is hitting the road to play a solid Penn State squad before a huge, partisan crowd.

The Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) aren't having a vintage year but the numbers suggest they're capable of springing a surprise. Coming off a bye week, with the nation's best defense against the run and quarterback Christian Hackenberg, they'll be a stout opponent.

The 13th-ranked Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) have won their last four games by an average score of 56-17. They're trying not to think ahead to a Nov. 8 showdown with No. 8 Michigan State.