Monday September 7th, 2015

The Ohio State Buckeyes return to Ohio Stadium for the first time as national championships to take on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Ohio State got its season off to a strong start with an impressive showing against Virginia Tech and a 42-24 win. Cardale Jones emerged as the starting quarterback, converted QB Braxton Miller played exceptionally well at wide receiver, and an all-around talented team began its title defense convincingly. They weren't flawless, but a repeat certainly looks quite possible. 

Hawaii won its season opener against Colorado 28-20 as officials could not spot the ball before the clock expired in the final 10 seconds, and the Buffaloes were unable to attempt a final play. Rainbow Warriors quarterback Max Wittek finished the night 19-for-38 with 202 yards for three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Ohio State and Hawaii have never played against each other. 

How to watch

Details for Saturday’s game are below:

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: Big Ten Network
Radio: For a list of Ohio State affiliates, click here. For a list of Hawaii affiliates, click here.

Team schedules

Ohio State

Sept. 7: at Virginia Tech (W, 42–24)

Sept. 12: vs. Hawaii (3:30 p.m. ET, BTN)

Sept. 19: vs. Northern Illinois (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2)

Sept. 26: vs. Western Michigan (TBD)

Oct. 3: at Indiana (TBD)

Oct. 10: vs. Maryland (Noon ET, TBD)

Oct. 17: vs. Penn State (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

Oct. 24: at Rutgers (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

Nov. 7: vs. Minnesota (TBD, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

Nov. 14: at Illinois (TBD)

Nov. 21: vs. Michigan State (TBD)

Nov. 28: at Michigan (TBD)

Hawaii

Sept. 12: at Ohio State Buckeyes (3:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network)

Sept. 19:  vs. UC Davis (11:59 p.m. ET)

Sept. 26: at Wisconsin (8 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network)

Oct. 3: at Boise State (TBD)

Oct. 10: vs. San Diego State (11:59 p.m. ET)

Oct. 17: at New Mexico (7 p.m. ET)

Oct. 24: at Nevada (4 p.m. ET)

Oct. 31: vs. Air Force (10:30 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network)

Nov. 7: at UNLV (6 p.m. ET)

Nov. 14: vs. Fresno State (11 p.m. ET)

Nov. 21: vs. San Jose State (11:59 p.m. ET)

Nov. 28: vs. UL Monroe (11:59 p.m. ET)

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