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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State will host in-state rival Cincinnati

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Ohio State coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes will face a tough test Saturday. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State will host in-state rival Cincinnati

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Ohio State will host Cincinnati today

The Buckeyes and Bearcats meet for an intriguing in-state battle with both teams looking to keep the momentum rolling.

Time: Noon ET

Date: Saturday, September 7th.

Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Weather: High of 74 degrees with zero-percent chance of rain

The line: Ohio State is a 16-point favorite, per BetDSI

Over/under: 55 points

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C.J. Saunders, Jonathon Cooper still sidelined 

Ohio State will again be without two senior captains when it takes the field at the Horseshoe.

And with the degree of difficulty going up against visiting Cincinnati, there will be even more pressure for other Buckeyes to step up and carry the load with Jonathon Cooper and C.J. Saunders still out of the lineup.

Those two veterans were joined by defensive tackle Taron Vincent on the list of notable unavailable players released by Ohio State on Friday. But the absence of Cooper on the defensive line and Saunders as an offensive weapon at H-back continues to linger as an early challenge for the depth of the Buckeyes.

Ohio State inducts Hawk, Nugent, Matta into Hall of Fame

Ohio State inducted AJ.. Hawk, Mike Nugent, Thad Matta and others into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame at a dinner on Friday night. The Buckeye legends were all there to accept their awards and give speeches.

That ceremony was part of this weekend’s Hall of Fame festivities in Columbus. The game against Cincinnati will be tied into that, as well.

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Lettermen Row will be on site for the Buckeyes matchup with the Bearcats. Miss any of the action? We have you covered.

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his second year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.