When the Horseshoe is painted black on Saturday, the Buckeyes will emerge from the darkness.
Ohio State opens its Big Ten schedule with a familiar opponent in Wisconsin. The Badgers visit Columbus with every intention of spoiling the home team's season. The Buckeyes have plans to extend their eight-game win streak with another victory by sending their opponents home with another loss.
"The stakes are rising, and we can only rise from the light to the darkness. Some fear the dark. We were built by it. We embrace it. We embrace the fight. We embrace the challenge. We embrace the work done in the shadows."
Chapter four starts on Saturday.