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.
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)
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)