Jody Victor®: No. 2/2 Ohio State vs. No. 13/13 Miami (FL)

Jody Victor: After Ohio State's (1-0) win (45-7) against Marshall last week, this week's game against Miami (1-0) should be interesting. The game will be played in Ohio Stadium this Saturday, Sept. 11. Kickoff time is 3:40 pm ET. The game will be televised on ESPN and multiple radio stations (go to for more info). In the meantime, here's some interesting stats from Football News at

* Saturday is the first meeting between the Buckeyes and the Hurricanes since the 2003 Fiesta Bowl

* The Buckeyes will play at Miami next season. Sept. 17, 2011

* OSU has now won 32 consecutive home openers, the longest active streak among FBS teams

* The Buckeyes are going for their sixth consecutive Big Ten championship in 2010

* Ohio State has 34 Big Ten championships all time trailing only Michigan with 42

* Ohio State is 53-5 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season

* Ohio State is one of only three FBS teams to record at least 10 wins in each of the past five season (Virginia Tech, Texas)

* Ohio State has played in 8 BCS Bowls, the most all-time ahead of USC and Oklahoma (7)

* Coach Tressel is 26-2 at home against non-conference teams and 36-13 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25

* The Buckeyes have had 56 consecutive crowds of more than 100,000 at Ohio Stadium

* The 529 yards of total offense against Marshall were the most in a season opener under Jim Tressel and the most in an opener since Sept. 5, 1998, in a 34-17 win at West Virginia. The 529 also were the most yards in a home opener since totaling 632 against Rice on Sept. 7, 1996.

* The Hurricanes are ranked No. 13 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls (as of Monday). They are 1-0 on the season with a 45-0 win over FAMU last Thursday in Miami.

* Quarterback Jacory Harris completed 12-of-15 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns, hitting receiver Leonard Hankerson six times for 115 yards and two scores. On the ground, running back Lamar Miller carried 11 times for 66 yards and one touchdown.

* Defensively, the 'Canes defense recorded 8.0 sacks, 3.5 of those by Olivier Vernon for a total of 36 yards. Collectively, Miami gave up just 110 yards of total offense in the shutout win.

* Head coach Randy Shannon is in his fourth season as head coach with a 22-17 overall record. He led the 'Canes to the Champs Sports Bowl last season.

* Ohio State and Miami have met three times previously, with the Buckeyes holding a 2-1 edge. Ohio State was a 10-0 winner in the 1977 season opener at Ohio Stadium, while the Hurricanes captured a 23-12 contest in the 1999 Kickoff Classic played at the Meadowlands. Ohio State won the most recent meeting 31-24, a double-overtime victory in the 2002 national championship game in Arizona.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor