Penn State vs. Ohio State to Kickoff at 7:30 PM on ABC

By RLR Staff on October 18, 2021 at 1:02 pm
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It has been six seasons since Penn State and Ohio State have met under the Ohio Stadium lights. That all changes on October 30, as the Nittany Lions' trip to the Horseshoe has been announced as a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC.

Thanks to Fox's Big Ten contract and the World Series schedule, the previous two trips to Columbus in 2017 and 2019 kicked off at 3:30 p.m. and noon. The 2015 trip to Columbus, a 38-10 loss in James Franklin's first Ohio Stadium appearance, was the last prime time kickoff on the banks of the Olentangy.

Both teams are coming off of bye weeks at 5-1. The Nittany Lions host Illinois in this year's Homecoming game on Saturday, while Ohio State travels to Bloomington to face the Hoosiers. Assuming both take care of business, the game will mark another top-10 matchup for each.

The Buckeyes have rolled off four straight wins after falling at home to Oregon in early-September, and have certainly hit their stride offensively. The Lions will look to start a new winning streak after a narrow loss at Iowa, and will also be looking for some clarity at quarterback following Sean Clifford's injury.