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Bloody Tuesday: UCF Vs. Ohio State

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Central Florida (and linebacker D.J. Williams) can't feel their face.
Central Florida (and linebacker D.J. Williams) can't feel their face.

Central Florida Knights at The Ohio State Buckeyes

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 | 12:00 PM EST
Location: Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH
Captains: UCF rotates allowing two seniors to be captains at each game; Jordan Rae and Kemal Ishmael represented them against Akron (UCF). John Simon, Zach Boren, Etienne Sabino, Garrett Goebel, and Jordan Hall (Ohio State).
TV: ESPN2 - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1302 HD/32 SD, WOW! 222 HD/34 SD, DirecTV 209, DISH 144
Radio: 97.1 FM, The Ohio State Radio Network

Starters: Ohio State

Offense:
Braxton Miller - QB
Carlos Hyde - RB
Zach Boren - FB
Jake Stoneburner - WR (H)
Corey Brown - WR (Z)
Devin Smith - WR (X)
Nick Vannett/Jeff Heuerman - TE
Jack Mewhort - LT
Andrew Norwell - LG
Corey Linsley - C
Marcus Hall - RG
Reid Fragel - RT

Defense:
John Simon - LDE
Garrett Goebel - NT
Johnathan Hankins - DT
J.T. Moore - SDE
Ryan Shazier - WOLB
Curtis Grant - MLB
Etienne Sabino - SOLB
Bradley Roby - LCB
C.J. Barnett - FS
Christian Bryant - SS
Travis Howard - RCB

Special Teams:
Drew Basil - K
Ben Buchanan - P
Bryce Haynes - LS
Corey Brown - KR/PR

Starters: UCF

Offense:
Blake Bortles - QB
Storm Johnson - RB
Billy Giovanetti - FB
Quincy McDuffie - WR
J.J. Worton - WR
Torrian Wilson - LT
Theo Goins - LG
Jordan Rae - C
Jordan McCray - RG
Justin McCray - RT
Chris Martin - TE

Defense:
Victor Gray - LDE
Jose Jose - NT
E.J. Dunston - DT
Troy Davis - SDE
Ray Shipman - WOLB
Terrance Plummer - MLB
Jonathan Davis - SOLB
A.J. Bouye - LCB
Kemal Ishmael - FS
Clayton Geathers - SS
Jordan Ozerities - RCB

Special Teams:
Shawn Moffitt- K
Jamie Boyle - P

Notes:

OHIO STATE AT A GLANCE: Fans are being asked to wear scarlet or gray (depending on their section) for a Scarlet and Gray the Shoe promotion...Ohio State has opened a season with a win every year since 2000 accounting for 13 consecutive wins...Ohio State last hosted a team from Florida in 2010 when it defeated Miami (FL), 36-24, and from Conference USA in 2010 as well when they beat Marshall, 45-7...Urban Meyer has 105 careers wins as a collegiate head coach...Meyer is 1-0 all-time against UCF having defeated them with Florida in 2006...Ohio State has six players from the Sunshine State: So. TE Jeff Heuerman (Naples), Sr. CB Travis Howard (Miami), Sr. DB Orhian Johnson (St. Petersburg), Sr. LB Etienne Sabino (North Miami Beach), So. LB Ryan Shazier (Plantation), and Fr. WR Ricquan Southward (Lakeland).

UCF: UCF opened their season in similar fashion as the Buckeyes, defeating Akron 56-14 at the Rubber Bowl...UCF has faced four other Big Ten programs in their history - Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin - and are 0-6 all-time in those games...This is not the first time UCF will make back-to-back trips to the state of Ohio in consecutive weeks; the Knights faced Ohio 10/11/2003 before traveling to Akron a week later...UCF holds a 13-14 all-time record against schools from the state of Ohio...UCF does not have any student-athletes from the state of Ohio... UCF redshirt freshman RB Joseph Puopolo attended the same high school, Barron Collier, as Ohio State So. TE Jeff Heuerman.

AT HOME: Ohio State is 58-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season... Ohio State has won 58 consecutive regular-season non-conference home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25. The last loss: 34-17 to Florida State, Oct. 2, 1982.

SERIES: Central Florida and Ohio State have never played in football previously.