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Buckeyes avoid weeknight game, FOX Friday night football slate

Spencer-Holbrookby:Spencer Holbrook05/22/24


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COLUMBUS — Ohio State fans, breathe a sigh of relief. The Buckeyes won’t be playing on a Friday night this season.

As for the future, well, FOX appears to be loading up Friday nights with college football action for years to come.

FOX released its full Friday night football slate for the upcoming 2024 regular season on Wednesday, and the Buckeyes aren’t among the 12 Big Ten teams to be featured in the slot that typically — especially in Ohio — is reserved for high school football action.

The Buckeyes are joined by Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota as teams to avoid playing on FOX’s Friday night football slate.

Oregon, Rutgers, UCLA, Washington, Michigan State and Purdue will all play two Friday night games this season. Michigan State, notably, will travel to Eugene to play Oregon just six days after hosting Ohio State on Sept. 28.

Ohio State has still learned just one kickoff time for its slate so far this offseason, and it was the most obvious choice. The Buckeyes will play Michigan in the Horseshoe on Nov. 30 in a game that will kick off at Noon.

Fox Sports’s full 2024 Friday night slate of college football

All times EST

September 13: Kansas State vs. Arizona, 8 p.m.
September 20: Illinois vs. Nebraska, 8 p.m.
September 27: Washington vs Rutgers, 8. p.m.
October 4: Oregon vs. Michigan State, 9 p.m.
October 11: Maryland vs. Northwestern, 8 p.m.
October 18: Purdue vs. Oregon, 8 p.m.
October 25: USC vs. Rutgers, 11 p.m.
November 8: UCLA vs. Iowa, 9 p.m.
November 15: Washington vs. UCLA, 9 p.m.
November 22: Michigan State vs. Purdue, 8 p.m.
November 29: UCF vs. Utah, 8 p.m.
December 6: Mountain West Championship, 8 p.m.

2024 Ohio State Football Schedule

Aug. 31 – Akron
Sept. 7 – Western Michigan
Sept. 14 – Idle
Sept. 21 – Marshall
Sept. 28 – at Michigan State
Oct. 5 – Iowa
Oct. 12 – at Oregon
Oct. 19 – Idle
Oct. 26 – Nebraska
Nov. 2 – at Penn State
Nov. 9 – Purdue
Nov. 16 – at Northwestern
Nov. 23 – Indiana
Nov. 30 – Michigan (Noon, FOX)

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