Ohio State football will play night game at Nebraska

Joey Kaufman
Ohio State receiver K.J. Hill (14) dodges Nebraska defensive back Eric Lee Jr. during a game in Lincoln on Oct. 14, 2017. Ohio State won 56-14. [Barbara J. Perenic]

Ohio State will face Nebraska in prime time on Sept. 28.

The Big Ten announced Monday that game between the teams is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on ABC.

It is the first night game this season for the Buckeyes, who played their first three games at noon and host Miami University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The game against the Cornhuskers is in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the Buckeyes have visited only twice since Nebraska joined the conference in 2011.

Nebraska began this season ranked in the Associated Press top 25 and among the favorites to win the Big Ten’s West Division, but has had some struggles in the early weeks, including a loss at Colorado in overtime.

The Cornhuskers are 2-1 ahead of their Big Ten opener at Illinois on Saturday.

After its visit to Nebraska, the following two games for Ohio State will also be in prime time, hosting Michigan State on Oct. 5 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and traveling to Northwestern on Friday, Oct. 18 with an 8:30 p.m. kickoff.


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