After hosting three night matchups in five games at the Horseshoe this season, Ohio State's first road test against Michigan State will feature an earlier start time on ABC.
The Buckeyes' second mid-afternoon game of the season was confirmed on Monday when the Big Ten announced that Ohio State and Michigan State will square off in East Lansing at 4 p.m. on Oct. 8.
Outside of the Michigan game, which will begin in its traditional noon slot and be broadcast on FOX, only Ohio State's next two contests have received start times. The Buckeyes will host Rutgers on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network before they clash with Michigan State the following week. After that, the start times of the program's other five games are still to be determined.