Ohio State will play three home night games in the first four weeks of the season.
The third home night game of the year was confirmed on Monday, when the Big Ten announced Ohio State’s Sept. 24 home game against Wisconsin will be a 7:30 p.m. game on ABC.
It will also be Ohio State’s third primetime game on a national broadcast network in the first month of the season. Ohio State’s season opener against Notre Dame was also a 7:30 p.m. game on ABC, while this week’s game against Toledo will kick off at 7 p.m. on FOX.
For the year as a whole, it marks only the second time Ohio State has had three home night games in the same season. The Buckeyes previously played three night games at home in 2015.
Ohio State is encouraging fans to wear black to the Wisconsin game to create a blackout environment in the Shoe, which likely means Ohio State will wear its all-black uniforms for the game. The Buckeyes previously wore the all-black uniforms in home games against Penn State in 2015, Nebraska in 2018 and Michigan State in 2019.
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe are expected to be the game’s commentators for ABC, as Herbstreit said earlier this month he would be back in Columbus for the Ohio State/Wisconsin game.
The game times are now set for each of Ohio State’s next three games, as the Buckeyes’ Oct. 1 home game against Rutgers is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, though the TV network for that game has not yet been announced.