Prime time: Wisconsin, Northwestern & Penn State

The Buckeyes have an official night game record of 36-20.
The Buckeyes have an official night game record of 36-20.

April 29, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State will play three Big Ten Conference games in prime time this season on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The slate of Big Ten prime time games televised on those networks was released today and the six-game schedule will feature two Ohio State games at Ohio Stadium. The Ohio State prime time games are (all times Eastern):

  • Sept. 28 when Ohio State kicks off its 2013 Big Ten Conference schedule against the Wisconsin Badgers in Ohio Stadium at 8 p.m. on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2;
  • The very next week - Oct. 5 - as Ohio State plays Northwestern for the first time in five years. The 8 p.m. game at Northwestern's Ryan Field will be televised by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2; and
  • October 26 when Penn State comes to Columbus for an 8 p.m. kickoff against the Buckeyes that will be televised on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

This year marks the sixth consecutive season that Ohio Stadium will be host to a night game. Ohio State has played 12 night games previously in Ohio Stadium beginning with the first-ever home night game in 1985 against Pitt.

Ohio State has played a total of 59 night games (those starting after 5 p.m. local time) and has an official night game record of 36-20. The Buckeyes are 8-3 in home night games, 19-10 in away night games and 9-7 at neutral sites. (All records reflect vacated night game wins in 2010: Marshall, at Minnesota and vs. Arkansas).

Ohio Stadium Night Games

1.Sept. 14, 1985Ohio State 10, Pittsburgh 7
2.Sept. 11, 1993Ohio State 21, Washington 12
3.Aug. 28, 1997Ohio State 24, Wyoming 10
4.Sept. 11, 1999Ohio State 42, UCLA 20
5.Oct. 6, 2001Ohio State 38, Northwestern 20
6.Aug. 30, 2003Ohio State 28, Washington 9
7.Sept. 10, 2005Texas 25, Ohio State 22
8.Oct. 25, 2008Penn State 13, Ohio State 10
9.Sept. 12, 2009USC 18, Ohio State 15
10.Sept. 2, 2010*Ohio State 45, Marshall 7
11.Oct. 29, 2011Ohio State 33, Wisconsin 29
12.Oct. 6, 2012Ohio State 63, Nebraska 38
*Victory vacated

2013 Ohio State Schedule
Aug. 31 - Buffalo
Sept. 7 - San Diego State
Sept. 14 - at California
Sept. 21 - Florida A&M
Sept. 28 -Wisconsin (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Oct. 5 - at Northwestern (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Oct. 12 - Open Date
Oct. 19 - Iowa
Oct. 26 - Penn State (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Nov. 2 - at Purdue
Nov. 9 - Open Date
Nov. 16 - at Illinois
Nov. 23 - Indiana
Nov. 30 - at Michigan



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