Jody Victor® : 2009 Football Kick Off

Jody Victor: Did you know Ohio State has not lost a home opener in 31 years? September 16, 1978 to be exact. No. 6 Ohio State suffered a 19-0 loss to No. 5 Penn State in Woody Hayes' final season as head coach. Here's how things stack up for this week's game.

* The game kicks off the 120th season of football for Ohio State

* This is the fourth meeting between the schools (Navy) in football. The last meeting was in the 1981 Liberty Bowl

* Ohio State has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

* Coach Jim Tressel is 83-19 after eight years at Ohio State; 218-76-2 after 23 years overall

* Jim Tressel is 17-5-1 all-time in season openers and 8-0 at Ohio Sate

* Ohio State is the Big Ten preseason favorite, followed by Penn State and Michigan State

* This is the first visit to Ohio Stadium by a service academy since 1931

* Navy has led the nation is rushing the past four seasons

* Ohio State has won four Big Ten titles in a row

* Crowds of more than 100,000 have seen the last 48 games at Ohio Stadium

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor