The Oregon State Beavers open the 2018 season in Columbus against Ohio State. Urban Meyer's team September first. Oregon State anywhere from a 30 to 39 point underdog in the game. The first game in the Jonathan Smith era will be on national TV. 6:am our coverage begins on our sister station 1190 KEX on that first Saturday in September.
ESPN says the Buckeyes are the favorites in the BIG TEN
The Buckeyes finished atop the Big Ten last season and are returning 15 total starters from last season's team. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins showed promise in his limited time, completing 40 of his 57 passes and throwing four touchdowns in the process. Haskins has an opportunity to shine this season and help lead Ohio State back to the conference championship game. Nick Bosashould help lead a defense that lost quite a bit to the NFL, but defensive backs Kendall Sheffield, Jeffrey Okudah and Jordan Fuller should all be poised to take on bigger roles and pick up the slack in the secondary.
Urban Meyer talked earlier this morning about his 2018 team.