Ohio State 2017 Home Opener Against Oklahoma Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Kickoff on ABC

By Eric Seger on May 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm
Ohio State-Oklahoma kickoff set for 8 p.m. Sept. 9 on FOX.

Ohio State home opener against its most daunting nonconference opponent is set to kick off under the lights.

The Buckeyes host the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 9 at Ohio Stadium, a game that is scheduled for an 7:30 p.m. start time, the schools announced Thursday. The game is set for broadcast on ABC.

Ohio State rode into Norman last season and left with a 45-24 victory against Baker Mayfield, Bob Stoops and Co. on the back of four touchdown passes from J.T. Barrett to Noah Brown. That game was also set for an 8 p.m. start on FOX, though kickoff was delayed for about an hour due to weather.

The news means Ohio State is slated to open its 2017 schedule with back-to-back night games. The Buckeyes visit Indiana for a Thursday night opener on Aug. 31. Kickoff between them and the Hoosiers is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.

The game is set to be the fourth all-time meeting between the two storied programs and complete a home-and-home series that began last season. Ohio State is 2-1 against the Sooners, with the lone loss coming in 1977 when Barry Switzer's Sooners topped Woody Hayes's Buckeyes 29-28.

You can view the full slate and broadcast schedule ESPN released on Thursday here.

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