The Ohio State football team opens the 2022 college football season in grand fashion.

Buckeyes play one of the sport's most historic programs on a day when they honor one their best teams in program history and celebrate 100 years of football in the Horseshoe.

Yes, Saturday is a big day for the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, which plays No. 5 Notre Dame.

The matchup is a homecoming for first-year Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman.

Freeman played linebacker at Ohio State from 2004-08 before starting his coaching career.

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His first game was against a defense run by Jim Knowles, who is now the defensive coordinator for the Buckeyes.

The game will feature the 2002 Ohio State national championship team being honored on a day Ohio Stadium celebrates 100 years as the home of the Buckeyes.

All this and, of course, "ESPN College GameDay" made a visit to Columbus for the game as the matchup is the only between two top-5 opponents this weekend.