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

Few teams in college football will arrive into the first game of the season with the same sense of anticipation mixed with trepidation pervading Ohio State.

After serving as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach since 2017, Ryan Day was named as the Buckeyes new head coach in December last year when Urban Meyer stepped down.

To suggest the 40-year-old has big shoes to fill would be an understatement. In seven seasons with the Buckeyes, Meyer went 83-9 with a cumulative 54-4 record in Big Ten games.

Meyer won the national championship in 2014 and took Ohio State to the Big Ten Championship Game on other four occasions.

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In short, Day has his work cut out.

The Buckeyes went 13-1 in 2018 and arrive into the new season as the No. 5 ranked team in both major polls—The Associated Press and USA Today—and have added a host of five-star and four-star recruits.

However, Ohio State has lost a number of key players, with defensive end Nick Bosa and quarterback Dwayne Haskins selected with the number two and number 15 overall picks of this year's NFL draft.

Wide receivers Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin also turned professional, as did defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones cornerback Kendal Sheffield and offensive tackle Isaiah Prince.

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The task of replacing Haskins falls on Justin Fields' shoulders.

One of the three players featured in the second season of Netflix's show QB1: Beyond the Lights, Fields transferred to Ohio State from Georgia.

Like Haskins, the sophomore will be starting under center in his first year in Columbus and big things are expected of the dual-threat quarterback.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes will again turn towards Chase Young for inspiration. The defensive end finished 2018 with 15.5 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks and he's been talked about as a potential top-five pick in next year's NFL draft.

Ohio State's defense could be tested in its season opener against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, with the Owls coming off the back of a campaign in which they scored an average of 31 points per game.

For all its offensive prowess, Florida Atlantic conceded over 425 yards a game to opposing offenses, which played a major part in the Owls going 5-7 in the Conference USA last season.

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

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Ryan Day, then Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator, looks at notes during the Rose Bowl Game at the Rose Bowl on January 1 in Pasadena, California. Jeff Gross/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Florida Atlantic Owls at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, August 31

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

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by FOX.

Live stream

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

Series record

The two teams have never met before.


According to William Hill, Ohio State is a 27.5-point favorite and is 91/100 to win and cover the spread, while Florida Atlantic is a 15/1 underdog. The over/under line for total points scored is set at 64.

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