During this season, receiver Binjimen Victor's name has repeatedly surfaced as a potential boost for Ohio State's passing game.

During this season, receiver Binjimen Victor's name has repeatedly surfaced as a potential boost for Ohio State's passing game.

The freshman's time may be close to arriving.

"This is a big week for him in practice," coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday in the Big Ten coaches conference call.

At 6 feet 4, Victor has the frame to be an imposing target.

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"He's a big, fast guy who has great ball skills," Meyer said. "A wonderful young man. He just has to remember the speed of the game and the toughness of the game. He is one of the more talented guys I've seen at his age. He's got an incredible future."

Meyer said that Victor must improve his consistency and live up to the Buckeyes' four-to-six-seconds-of-maximum-effort credo.

"It's more than going out and catching a post route," he said. "It's blocking and doing (other) things right."

With Parris Campbell questionable because of an ankle sprain suffered against Northwestern, the Buckeyes are in need of receivers to emerge to provide a complement to Noah Brown and hybrid Curtis Samuel against Nebraska.

Quarterback J.T. Barrett said that Victor is improving his grasp of the Buckeyes' passing game, including proper spacing and understanding coverages.

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"I think he's close," he said. "You see him make plays in practice. You have to make plays in practice in order to play (in games). He's starting to do that."

Victor has one catch this season, a 7-yarder against Rutgers.

Throwback uniforms

The Buckeyes will wear 1916-style throwback uniforms for Saturday's game. Ohio State has not officially revealed the jerseys, but Meyer tweeted pictures of them.

They have large white numbers on the front with gray vertical stripes on a scarlet background. The pants are gray, with white horizontal stripes on the red socks.

"I remember seeing them in the summer," Meyer said. "I think Nike does a great job. I don't get too much involved. I know we had some of our captains involved in it.

"It's a tradition that's been going on for a few years here. I think the fans love it. Recruits love it."

Few peeks at Zeke

Ohio State's coaches are too busy on Sundays to watch NFL games, but Meyer is well aware of former Buckeye Ezekiel Elliott's success with the Dallas Cowboys. Elliott leads the NFL in rushing with 799 yards and averages 5.0 yards per carry.

"I've seen a few highlights," Meyer said. "I know he's killing it. I think he went to the right place. He's got a great offensive line, and I remember that was the conversation when they drafted him. I'm very happy for him."