Here are things you'll want to know about the Ohio State vs. Army game:

1. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Ohio Stadium (capacity 104,944).

2. The weather is expected to be mostly sunny and 81 degrees at game time.

3. Ohio State and Army have never played each other, but they did "compete" for a national championship in 1944, when both teams finished 9-0. Army topped the final AP Poll with 95 of 121 first-place votes to claim the national title. (Here's a curiosity: Finishing third was Randolph Air Force Base, one of several military bases to field football teams during World War II. Playing as the Randolph Field Ramblers, they were undefeated that year with nine NFL players on their roster.)

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4. Oddsmakers have the Buckeyes as a 30-point favorite in this game.

5. The game is being televised by FOX Sports, whose crew will be Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (analysis) and Bruce Feldman (sideline).

6. You also can hear the game on local radio at 97.1 The Fan (FM) or ESPN 1460AM with announcers Paul Keels (play-by-play), Jim Lachey (analysis) and Matt Andrews (sideline)

7. Here's a key matchup for this game ... Army is No. 2 in the nation in rushing, averaging 417.5 yards per game, while Ohio State is No. 13 in rushing defense, allowing just 60.5 yards per game.

8. Army coach Jeff Monken is in his fourth season and has the Black Knights on the rise. Last season they had eight wins, beat Navy for the first time in 13 years and won a bowl game (Heart of Dallas Bowl). Those things had not happened for Army in the same season since 1984.

9. The Ohio State defense has had 103 passes thrown at them by opponents in two games and ranks last out of 129 teams in passing yards allowed per game (403). Army has thrown only 10 passes in its first two games, which were wins over Fordham and Buffalo,

10. The last time that a Meyer-coached OSU team lost a nonconference game at home (vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 6, 2014), The Buckeyes proceed to win their next 23 consecutive games (with a national championship in there, too).

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