Ohio State, the reigning College Football Playoff national champion, has been scheduled for four prime-time games this coming season, all on the ABC/ESPN family of networks. It was revealed some time ago that the season opener at Virginia Tech on Monday, Sept.7 will be a night game. OSU confimed today that two home games – Penn State on Oct.17 and Minnesota on Nov. 7 – along with the game at Rutgers on Oct.24 will be in prime time.

Ohio State, the reigning College Football Playoff national champion, has been scheduled for four prime-time games this coming season, all on the ABC/ESPN family of networks.

It was revealed some time ago that the season opener at Virginia Tech on Monday, Sept.7 will be a night game. OSU confimed today that two home games – Penn State on Oct.17 and Minnesota on Nov. 7 – along with the game at Rutgers on Oct.24 will be in prime time.

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That's a three-game prime-time stretch for the Buckeyes, though there is an open date between between the game at Rutgers and the home match with the Gophers. Whether those games will be on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 will be determined at a later date.

The start time for the PSU and Rutgers matches will be at 8 p.m., an OSU spokesman said, while the VaTech and Minnesota kickoffs aren't set, though they will be at 7 p.m. or later.

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