College Football 2019: Where to Watch Cincinnati vs. Ohio State, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

The Ryan Day era began emphatically at Ohio State, with the Buckeyes winning 45-21 against Florida Atlantic in the opening game of the season.

Day was named as the Buckeyes' new head coach in December last year when Urban Meyer stepped down and he has a lot to live up to, given his predecessor went 83-9 with a cumulative 54-4 record in Big Ten games in seven seasons in Columbus.

Ohio State raced to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter as Justin Fields marked his debut in style after transferring from Georgia, going 18-of-25 for 234 yards and four touchdowns and adding 61 yards.

J.K. Dobbins had 91 rushing yards and a touchdown, while tight end Jeremy Ruckert caught two touchdown passes and Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave had one each.

Once Florida Atlantic made some adjustments, however, the avenues Fields exploited in the first period swiftly closed and Ohio State's offense slowed down to point of stalling in the second quarter.

The sophomore quarterback acknowledged his team will have to learn to keep its foot on the pedal for the entire game this season.

"We jumped on them early, but we just got to keep that tempo up and just be able to score all game long," he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

Day had plenty to be satisfied with on the defensive side of the ball, with Ohio State's first-team defense keeping Florida Atlantic to minus 14 yards in the first half.

"I thought we ran to the ball early on, then our second team came in a little bit and they let them come down the field," Day explained. "We can't let that happen."

Next up for the Buckeyes is an all-Ohio affair against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon.

The Bearcats got their campaign off to a winning start with a 24-14 home win over UCLA last week.

Cincinnati shut down the Bruins offense in the first and fourth quarter, while Desmond Ridder finished 18-of-26 for 242 passing yards and two touchdowns and Michael Warren had 92 rushing yards over 26 carries and one touchdown.

"Desmond did a good job of managing the game," Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said after the game. "He was slinging and throwing the ball well early."

In his second campaign in Cincinnati, Fickell guided his team to an 11-2 record last season and the Bearcats should have enough talent to test the No.5-ranked Buckeyes this weekend.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Quarterback Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Ohio Stadium on August 31 in Columbus, Ohio. Jamie Sabau/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, September 7.

Kick-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by ABC.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via ABC's digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.

Series record

The Buckeyes lead the all-time series 14-2 and have won the last 11 games straight against Cincinnati. The most recent meeting came in 2014, when Ohio State won 50-28 at home.


According to Oddschecker, the Buckeyes are 15.5-point favorite and are 91/100 to win and cover the spread, while the Bearcats are 26/5 underdogs and the over/under bar for total point scored is set at 53.

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