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Monday Night Week 1 Open Thread: Ohio State at Virginia Tech

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It's Monday Night Football CFB style.

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It's Monday Night College Football, and it features a rematch of a game that might have factored heavily into the final standing of the College Football Playoff but ultimately didn't: the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the Virginia Tech Hokies. Let's talk about it here on ODB, because hey, it's a Monday night and there's college football on, so why the heck not?

This from the Land Grant Holy Land game thread:

Ohio State heads to Blacksburg coming off a victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, having beaten No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon in the four-team playoff. Urban Meyer still has not named a starting quarterback for the game, but redshirt sophomores J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones are both coming off of outstanding 2014 seasons. With a veteran offensive line that has been much improved since a year ago, and Heisman-frontrunner Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, the Buckeyes are aiming to repeat their offensive theatrics of January’s playoff.
Many in Buckeye Nation are looking for blood after last year’s improbable loss at home to an unranked Virginia Tech team. And the Buckeyes themselves are seeking revenge from their only blemish on last year’s otherwise perfect season. A victory -- especially by a large margin -- would help to cement Ohio State’s No. 1 ranking as it transitions to a relatively simple out of conference schedule.