Ohio State football: 5 reasons the Buckeyes will demolish FAU

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The Ohio State Buckeyes look to kick their season off hot as they host the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday afternoon.

The most exciting and entertaining time of the year has finally returned. Buckeye football is back and what a way to start the college football season as their debut will take place in Columbus. There is most definitely plenty to be excited about this season as there are many new things the Buckeyes bring to the table.

Most of this excitement comes from how little is known about what this team will look like in action. This season is very different from any one of the previous. There is one thing that is for sure and that is uncertainty. Two of the key cogs on this Buckeyes’ team (and any football team for that matter) are either brand new or very new to their positions respectively. Quarterback Justin Fields and head coach Ryan Day are in the spotlight for the Buckeyes.

Justin Fields will be taking the field for the first time as a starter this weekend for the Buckeyes. This is something new for the Buckeyes as there has always been a solid successor as quarterback to start each season. This isn’t to say that the Buckeyes had to have a quarterback battle in camp to find their starter, because they didn’t, but the process was quite different than the usual.

Ryan Day has begun his first season as head coach. Yes, Day was the interim head coach for the Buckeyes in the first three games last season and during camp due to Urban Meyer‘s brief suspension but this is different. Day will be in charge of the team for the entirety of the season this time around and does not have Urban Meyer over his shoulder. Picking up your first head coaching job at Ohio State is not something that is common.

Buckeye fans everywhere are extremely anxious to see what will become of Fields and Day as this season begins. We will finally get a glimpse of the early product of these changes as the Buckeyes open a new chapter in this team’s history. This group gets a shot to take the Buckeyes to the next level.

The Ryan Day era has begun and much of his legacy could also rest on the performance of Justin Fields. All of this may sound like just chatter of high expectations for this season but this time it feels different. The Buckeyes have something to prove this season after getting spelled from the College Football Playoff once again. It all starts this Saturday as the Buckeyes host the FAU Owls in Columbus. The Owls won’t be a complete pushover though as they were the champion of their conference in 2017. That was current head coach Lane Kiffin‘s first season. However, the Owls dropped to a mere 5-7 last season.