Ohio State welcomes back fans to Ohio Stadium for the first time since 2019 on Sept. 11 in the Buckeyes' marquee non-conference matchup against the Oregon Ducks.
The Buckeyes, ranked No.3 in the Coaches Poll and No.3 in the AP poll, host Oregon in the first 2021 home game of the season at noon. The Ducks, ranked No.11 in the Coaches Poll and No.12 in the AP poll, are undefeated on the season, just like Ohio State, at 1-0.
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Ohio State traveled to Minnesota for the first game of the season on Sept. 2 and after a shaky start pulled away from the Gophers in the second half. Oregon, meanwhile, had an injury scare when Kayvon Thibodeaux, the possible No.1 pick in next year's NFL Draft, left a 31-24 win over Fresno State with an injury last week.
FOX Big Noon Kickoff will be in Columbus for the showdown as the game is one of college football's most anticipated non-conference matchups of the 2021 season. Ohio State was supposed to travel to Eugene, Oregon, last year, but COVID-19 canceled all regular season non-conference games for the Buckeyes.
Here's what you need to know about the Ohio State-Oregon game.
Ohio State vs. Oregon kickoff
Kickoff: Noon, Ohio Stadium
How can I watch the Ohio State-Oregon game?
Ohio State's game against Oregon is on FOX. Here is the broadcast team:
- Gus Johnson (play by play)
- Joel Klatt (analysis)
- Jenny Taft (sideline)
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Here is the radio broadcast information:
- Radio: WBNS-FM/AM (97.1/1460)
- Paul Keels (play by play)
- Jim Lachey (analysis)
- Matt Andrews (sideline)
What about last year's Buckeye, Ducks teams?
2020 records: Ohio State 7-1; Oregon 4-3
Last meeting: Ohio State won 42-20 on Jan. 12, 2015, in the College Football Playoff championship game in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State leads series 9-0.
Is OSU favored to beat Oregon?
Favorite: Ohio State by 13.5 points.
What's the weather like in Columbus on Saturday?
Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high of 83 degrees, low of 67 degrees.
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