Return of the Mack

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Sophomore wide receiver Austin Mack will earn his first ever start next Thursday against Indiana, his mom confirmed in a tweet. Mack has been turning heads in fall camp for a second straight season (he was the first freshman to have his black stripe removed a season ago). Ohio State’s passing offense ranked a pedestrian 81st best in the country last year. Mack, who caught two passes during his freshman campaign, will be joined in a likely rotation of pass catching threats by Johnnie Dixon, Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, K.J. Hill and Binjimen Victor. There is unproven talent all around J.T. Barrett — in 5 days Mack and crew will have their biggest opportunity yet to step up.

College football returns today with two top 20 teams set to chow down on cupcakes: at 7:30 EST, No. 19 South Florida takes on San Jose State; while at 10:00 EST, No. 14 Stanford takes on Rice in Sydney, Australia. Thanks for reading the Buckeye Daily, the AM newsletter the press, program, and fans read edited by Jim Baird. Know someone who would appreciate this e-mail? Sign up here or send me a line jim@thebuckeyedaily.com. And join the squad following on Twitter @buckeyedaily.

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