Hawaii-Ohio State Preview Capsule
Line: Ohio State favored by 41 points
Series record: First meeting
WHAT'S AT STAKE:
Ohio State is seeking to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games in it home opener. Hawaii, coming off a 4-9 record last season, is looking for its first win over a ranked opponent since 2010. The Rainbow Warriors have not started a season 2-0 since 2009.
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa against the Hawaii offensive line and anybody else in his way. The junior All-American was suspended the first game vs. Virginia Tech for violating school policies and is eager to get back on the field. As an added incentive, on the OSU depth chart it lists Bosa ''or'' redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard as the starter.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Ohio State: H-Back Braxton Miller. All the former star quarterback did in his first game at his new position is catch 54-yard touchdown pass from Cardale Jones and rush for an electrifying 53-yard score in the 42-24 win against the Hokies on Monday.
FACTS & FIGURES:
Ohio State has won 66 of the past 67 homes games against unranked, non-conference opponents. The lone loss was in the 2014 home opener vs. Virginia Tech, 35-21 ... Hawaii is 6-12 vs. teams from the Big Ten Conference and 3-4 in the past seven meetings. ... Hawaii strength and conditioning coach Gary Beemer played offensive line under OSU coach Urban Meyer at Florida, including Meyer's final season there in 2010. ... The Buckeyes did not play any true freshman against Virginia Tech.