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Saturday, September 11, 2010
It's game day at Ohio Stadium

By Adam Rittenberg

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Week 2 is packed with appealing matchups, but there's nowhere I'd rather be than right here.

Miami and Ohio State. Jacory Harris and Terrelle Pryor. The U at the Shoe. 'Nuff said.

No. 12 Miami and No. 2 Ohio State meet for the first time since the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, which decided the national championship in entertaining and controversial fashion. But let's forget about the past. This year's matchup gives us plenty to chew on.

Great atmosphere around the stadium today and along High Street last night. I'm surprised how many Miami fans are here. Saw a vanload of them getting heckled at the airport, and some more checking out Ohio Stadium on Friday afternoon. Brave souls.

OK, the weather. It's overcast right now but no rain yet. There's a 40 percent to 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, probably in the second and third quarters. Ohio State probably has a slight edge in the rain because of its power run game, but not a huge advantage on the other side.

A few thoughts on the Canes-Buckeyes matchup: