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Podcast: LGHL Tailgate for Florida Atlantic, featuring 610 WTVN’s Lori Schmidt

TV, tailgate, weather, analytics, and predictions all in one 20 minute podcast.

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Ohio State Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Before every Ohio State football game, the LGHL Tailgate podcast will get you ready with all of the information that you need for that day’s game. Legendary Columbus sports reporter Lori Schmidt from 610 WTVN will also join us to give her signature insight into the contest.

As the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes begin their 130th season of college football, they also will play the first game in the tenure of Ohio State’s 25th head coach, Ryan Day. Ohio State comes into the game as a 28-point favorite over Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic Owls.

The matchup will be the first in the history of the two schools. However, while Ohio State is in their 130th year of college football, FAU is just beginning their 19th.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs. No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes (-28) | over/under 65

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Aug. 31, 12 p.m. ET
Location: Columbus, OH | Ohio Stadium
TV: FOX
Online: FOX Sports GO
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Temperature: 75° F and cloudy at kickoff, rising to 80° by the end of the game.

Preseason Projections

Metric Ohio State FAU
Metric Ohio State FAU
SP+ projection 7 74
FEI projection 4 91
F/+ projection 5 86
Power Rank projection 7 95
FPI projection 13 87

Matt’s Game Prediction: 52-13

  • J.K. Dobbins: 150 yards rushing
  • Justin Fields: 220 yards passing, 2 passing touchdowns, 50 yards rushing, 1 rushing touchdown

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Contact Lori Schmidt
Twitter: @LoriSchmidt

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Twitter: @BWWMatt

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