Ohio State's first Peacock-exclusive game is now officially on the schedule.
The Big Ten announced Monday that Ohio State’s Oct. 14 game against Purdue will be exclusive to Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, and will kick off at noon in West Lafayette.
Next weekend’s game will be the first Ohio State game not to be broadcast live on linear television since the Buckeyes’ game against Minnesota in 1997.
It will be Ohio State’s second straight noon game, as this week’s home game against Maryland also kicks off at noon (on FOX). It will be the third overall noon game this season, as the Buckeyes’ home opener against Youngstown State also kicked off at 12 p.m.
Purdue, meanwhile, will be playing a Peacock-exclusive game for the third week in a row. Purdue’s win over Illinois this past Saturday was broadcast only on Peacock, and its game against Iowa this upcoming Saturday will also be exclusive to the streaming platform.
This is the second year out of three that Ohio State will play Purdue as part of its Big Ten slate. The Buckeyes earned a 56-31 win over the Boilermakers at Ohio Stadium in 2021.
Ohio State’s most recent trip to West Lafayette came in 2018 when the Boilermakers derailed Ohio State's College Football Playoff ambitions with a 49-20 upset.
It will be the third road trip to Indiana in six games to open the 2023 season for OSU, following a 23-3 win at Indiana in Week 1 and a 17-14 victory at Notre Dame in Week 4.
Ohio State is 40-15-2 all-time against the Boilermakers, though the two sides are an even 3-3 in their last six meetings, excluding a vacated win in 2010 by the Buckeyes. Purdue has won three of the last four games between the two sides at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue holds a 2-3 record on its 2023 campaign entering this week’s road game at Iowa.