Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes set to make statement in showdown with Oregon

Garrett Wilson by Birm-Lettermen Row
Garrett Wilson and Ohio State will face Oregon on Saturday. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes set to make statement in showdown with Oregon

Ohio State leads the all-time series against Oregon 9-0, including a win in the inaugural College Football Playoff national title game in 2015.

Ohio State hasn’t lost inside the Horseshoe since 2017, when Baker Mayfield led Oklahoma to a 31-16 upset win over the Buckeyes despite being underdogs. The Buckeyes will look to make sure a nonconference loss isn’t on their record this fall.

  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Weather: 77 degrees and sunny
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • The line: Ohio State is a 14.5-point favorite, per VegasInsider
  • Over/under: 63.5 points
  • Oregon is 3-6 against the spread versus nonconference opponents since Mario Cristobal took over the program.
  • Ohio State is 1-5 against the spread in its last six home games.
  • Ohio State is 6-4 against the spread as a home favorite in Ryan Day’s tenure.
  • Ryan Day hasn’t lost a regular season game at Ohio State.
  • The total has gone under in four of Oregon’s last five games.
  • The total has gone over in six of Ohio State’s last seven games.

Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems

Ohio State opened its quest for a fifth straight Big Ten championship and third consecutive College Football Playoff berth with a win over Minnesota.

Now the No. 3 Buckeyes prepare for one of the biggest showdowns of the college football season as No. 12 Oregon comes to town for a noon kickoff Saturday at The Horseshoe.

Lettermen Row Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems is back again to break it all down – from what Ohio State needs to improve after its 45-31 win in Week One to how the Buckeyes will prepare for a stiff test against the Ducks.

This week’s show features former Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones, former Ohio State linebackers Bobby Carpenter and Zach Boren, former wide receiver Evan Spencer, former defensive lineman Robert Landers and senior writer Austin Ward.

This week’s episode is presented by U.S. Heating and Air Conditioning in Lewis Center.

Don’t miss the full episode of Weekend Kickoff at Urban Meyer’s Pint House.

Bold Predictions for Buckeyes in huge matchup against Ducks

The Lettermen Row staff unanimously expects an Ohio State win in its home opener against the Ducks. And as always, the crew went deeper than the score to make Five Bold Predictions about what will happen on Saturday in the Horseshoe.

READ: Five Bold Predictions as Buckeyes return to Horseshoe against Oregon

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Lettermen Row will be on site in the Horseshoe for comprehensive coverage of the massive nonconference showdown, as the Buckeyes host the Ducks. Follow along on TwitterInstagram and YouTube for experienced Ohio State coverage.

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