You can now officially set your countdown clock to the minute Ohio State's season will begin.
Ohio State announced kickoff times for six of its 2019 regular-season games on Thursday, including its Aug. 31 season opener against Florida Atlantic, which will kick off at noon and will be televised on FOX.
The Buckeyes' second game of the season against Cincinnati on Sept. 7 at Ohio Stadium will kick off at noon and be televised on ABC.
Ohio State's third game of the season, against Indiana on Sept. 14 in Bloomington, will also kick off at noon and be televised on FOX.
An increase in noon games for Ohio State was expected this season; FOX said at its network upfront presentation earlier this month that it plans to air its top games at noon this season, and the Buckeyes are often the network's biggest draw.
Ohio State's sixth game of the season, against Michigan State on Oct. 5 at Ohio State, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised on ABC or ESPN. That will be the first night game at Ohio Stadium since the Buckeyes hosted Oklahoma in 2017, as Ohio State did not host a home night game last year, and will also serve as Ohio State's homecoming game.
The Buckeyes' seventh game of the season, a Friday night affair at Northwestern on Oct. 18, will kick off at 8:30 p.m. on FS1.
Ohio State also confirmed that its rivalry game against Michigan, which will be played in Ann Arbor on Nov. 30, will kick off at its traditional time of noon and be televised on FOX.
The kickoff times for Ohio State's other six regular-season games will be announced either six or 12 days before each game.
Ohio State also announced themes for each of its home games on Thursday. The season opener against FAU will be the Faculty & Staff and Alumni Band game. Ohio State will recognize its new class of Athletics Hall of Famers at the Cincinnati game. The home game against Miami (Ohio) will be the Scarlet & Gray and Buckeyes Care game. The Oct. 26 game against Wisconsin will be the Buckeye Club game, the Nov. 9 game against Maryland will be the Military Appreciation game and Senior Day festivities will take place before the Nov. 23 home finale against Penn State.
|SAT, AUG. 31||Noon||FLORIDA ATLANTIC||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||FOX||–|
|SAT, SEP. 7||Noon||CINCINNATI||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||ABC||–|
|SAT, SEP. 14||Noon||INDIANA||MEMORIAL STADIUM (BLOOMINGTON, IN)||FOX||–|
|SAT, SEP. 21||TBA||MIAMI (OHIO)||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||TBA||–|
|SAT, SEP. 28||TBA||NEBRASKA||MEMORIAL STADIUM (LINCOLN, NE)||TBA||–|
|SAT, OCT. 5||7:30 p.m.||MICHIGAN STATE||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||ABC/ESPN||–|
|FRI, OCT. 18||8:30 p.m.||NORTHWESTERN||RYAN FIELD (EVANSTON, IL)||FS1||–|
|SAT, OCT. 26||TBA||WISCONSIN||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||TBA||–|
|SAT, NOV. 9||TBA||MARYLAND||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||TBA||–|
|SAT, NOV. 16||TBA||RUTGERS||HIGHPOINT.COM STADIUM (PISCATAWAY, NJ)||TBA||–|
|SAT, NOV. 23||TBA||PENN STATE||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||TBA||–|
|SAT, NOV. 30||Noon||MICHIGAN||MICHIGAN STADIUM (ANN ARBOR, MI)||FOX||–|
|SAT, DEC. 7||8 p.m.||BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP||LUCAS OIL STADIUM (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)||FOX||–|