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Saturday Night Lights: Three Primetime Games in 2012

Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes will host Nebraska under the lights in Ohio Stadium Oct. 6.
Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes will host Nebraska under the lights in Ohio Stadium Oct. 6.

April 24, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference’s primetime football games selection process is complete and the Ohio State Buckeyes will appear on an evening telecast three times in 2012:

  • October 6 – Ohio State will host Nebraska at 8 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The game will be Ohio State’s Homecoming  and it will be the Cornhusker’s first visit to Ohio Stadium since playing games in consecutive years at Ohio Stadium in 1955 and 1956.
  • October 13 – Ohio State’s road game at Indiana in Memorial Stadium will be an 8 p.m. contest on the Big Ten Network.
  • October 27 – Ohio State’s first game against Penn State in State College since the 2009 season will be a 6 p.m. start – correct; 6 p.m. – with either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 broadcasting the game.

Television assignments for the first three weeks of the season (September 1, September 8 and September 15) will be selected no later than July 1, but the conference office expects to have television information for these first three weekends’ games well before the July 1 deadline.

Ohio State is 34-18 all-time in night games (those starting after 5 p.m. local time) with a 7-3 record in Ohio Stadium, an 18-8 mark on the road and a 9-7 record at neutral sites.

Ohio Stadium Night Games

  1. Sept. 14, 1985       Ohio State 10, Pittsburgh 7
  2. Sept. 11, 1993       Ohio State 21, Washington 12
  3. Aug. 28, 1997        Ohio State 24, Wyoming 10
  4. Sept. 11, 1999       Ohio State 42, UCLA 20
  5. Oct. 6, 2001           Ohio State 38, Northwestern 20
  6. Aug. 30, 2003        Ohio State 28, Washington 9
  7. Sept. 10, 2005       Texas 25, Ohio State 22
  8. Oct. 25, 2008         Penn State 13, Ohio State 10
  9. Sept. 12, 2009       USC 18, Ohio State 15
  10. Oct. 29, 2011         Ohio State 33, Wisconsin 29

 

 

2012 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 1 – Miami (Ohio)

Sept. 8 – Central Florida

Sept. 15 – California

Sept. 22 – Alabama-Birmingham

Sept. 29 –at Michigan State

Oct. 6 – Nebraska (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)

Oct. 13 – at Indiana (8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network)

Oct. 20 – Purdue

Oct. 27 – at Penn State (6 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)

Nov. 3 – Illinois

Nov. 10 – Open

Nov. 17 – at Wisconsin

Nov. 24 – Michigan 

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