Ohio State's season-opening matchup with Cincinnati is officially set.
The Buckeyes will travel just over 100 miles south to take on the in-state rival Bearcats on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Ohio State will look for another season of defying expectations after losing the bulk of their production to graduation after last season. The Buckeyes will instead rely largely on a fresh roster of talented newcomers and unproven players this season.
It all begins against the Bearcats.