Ohio State-Army Set for 4:30 p.m. Kickoff Sept. 16 at Ohio Stadium on FOX

By Eric Seger on May 31, 2017 at 3:11 pm
Ohio State's matchup with Army on Sept. 16 is set for a noon kickoff.
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Ohio State's bout with the triple option offense of the Army Black Knights is set for a 4:30 p.m. start.

The first-ever meeting between the Buckeyes and Black Knights scheduled for Sept. 16 is set to be televised on FOX, the schools announced on Wednesday. The news breaks a string of night games to start the season for Ohio State, who travels to Indiana for its season opener on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. then gets a visit from Oklahoma under the lights on Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Other Big Ten home games that weekend: Indiana hosts Florida International, North Texas visits Iowa, Michigan plays host to Air Force, Middle Tennessee State at Minnesota, Northern Illinois at Nebraska, Bowling Green at Northwestern, Georgia State at Penn State and Morgan State at Rutgers.

Army went 8-5 in 2016, beat Navy for the first time in 15 years and beat North Texas 38-31 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. As mentioned before, Jeff Monken's team runs the triple option on offense, which gave Ohio State fits in 2014 against Navy. The Buckeyes won that game 34-17 but lost the following week to Virginia Tech at home.

You can see Ohio State's full 2017 schedule, kickoff times as we know them and television networks here.

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