Ohio State looked every bit as good as advertised on Saturday, dismantling Oregon State in a 77-31 win. Nobody really remembered that Urban Meyer wasn’t even on the sideline.

In Week 2, Rutgers has the unfortunate task of going up against an extremely talented (and still pretty angry) Buckeyes squad. And the Scarlet Knights are traveling to Columbus for the matchup.

Not the most fun contest in Week 2.

But if there is one advantage that Rutgers has headed into the game, it’s that Meyer won’t be running the show on Saturday, sitting out the second game of his three-games suspension.

Except Scarlet Knights head coach Chris Ash doesn’t think it’s an advantage at all.

During the B1G coaches conference call on Tuesday, ESPN reporter Adam Rittenberg asked Ash if he believed there was an advantage to Meyer being away from Ohio Stadium. And Ash had the perfect response to the question.

“Considering that he wasn’t on the sideline Saturday and they put up 77 points, I don’t see that being an advantage,” Ash said in response to the question.

Ash is right, the Buckeyes looked just as impressive without Meyer as they would’ve looked with him on the sideline. And with Meyer back at practice now, Ohio State could (somehow) be even more dynamic.

Rutgers is also coming off a 35-7 win over Texas State last weekend, a game in which its defense pitched a shutout and the Bobcats’ only touchdown came off a pick-six.

The Scarlet Knights are going to need some help keeping Ohio State out of the end zone. Meyer being away from the field won’t be enough.