Bill Rabinowitz

OHIO STATE BEAT WRITER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 45, Florida Atlantic 17

The Owls should be better than your standard opening-game cupcake, but Ohio State is still considerably more talented and should pull away for a comfortable victory. Look for a big tone-setting game from J.K. Dobbins.

Joey Kaufman

OHIO STATE BEAT WRITER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 51, Florida Atlantic 21

The Buckeyes haven't lost a season opener in two decades and have scored 40 or more points in eight of their past nine openers. With coach Ryan Day and quarterback Justin Fields eager for strong debuts, expect lots of movement on the scoreboard.

Rob Oller

SPORTS REPORTER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 47, Florida Atlantic 10

When is an FAU loss a win-win? When the Buckeyes defense shines against a school that walks off with $1.4 million just for showing up. Mystery man Justin Fields makes a strong debut, too; shades of Braxton Miller mixed with Dwayne Haskins.

Jake Elman

FLORIDA ATLANTIC BEAT WRITER

PALM BEACH POST

Ohio State 45, Florida Atlantic 24

Lane Kiffin starts his third season at FAU with a road loss to the Buckeyes. Justin Fields and Ohio State pull away after FAU and senior tight end Harrison Bryant make a first-half bid for an upset.

Carrot Top

COMEDIAN

1989 FLORIDA ATLANTIC GRADUATE

Ohio State 45, Florida Atlantic 21

This is an easy one. As an alumnus of “THE” FAU, I predict a major upset. The so-called school in Ohio that I’ve never heard of is spotting us 27½ points. Feeling a little cocky, are we? Remember I said this: I don’t think you’re going to win by more than 24.

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