After an impressive win over Rutgers last week, Ohio State has a bye week. While the team may be resting, it's a safe bet that there isn't much relaxing going on as the Buckeyes prepare to enter the final stretch of the regular season and -- hopefully -- move on to post-season play. Just because you can't watch the Scarlet and Gray doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of football that needs watching. Ask yourself: If you don't watch it, who will? Let's take a look at what we've got going on today, as well as sneak a peak at the rest of Ohio State's season.
So who's left for Ohio State?
The four weeks of November will give us the Buckeyes' two biggest games this season. We've got games versus Minnesota, at Illinois, versus Michigan State, and at Michigan. That's right, folks; we have to face both teams from the Great Lake State back-to-back, and our first game against
Khaki Khan Jim Harbaugh is in Ann Arbor. While the first two games may not be huge (both teams are currently 4-3 overall, 1-2 in the B1G, and are working with interim head coaches after Beckman was fired a week before the season started and Kill stepped down for medical reasons this week), those last two are sure to pack a punch.
Assuming Ohio State survives that gauntlet, it'll be on to the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, most likely against the currently undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes. From there, we'll have to wait and see.
Back to today. Where can I find GameDay?
The good folks at ESPN will be spending Halloween in Philadelphia, where the undefeated No. 21 Temple Owls will host No. 9 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish picked up their only loss a few weeks ago against Clemson, the same Clemson that is now No. 3 undefeated, and that handed the Miami Hurricanes their worst loss in program history last week (58-0). If you're wondering why Temple doesn't sound familiar, it's because this is their first ever 7-0 start and the first time they've been ranked in the AP and Coaches Polls since '79. This game will be on at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and WatchESPN. I'm gonna go ahead and call this one for Temple, though, because it's Halloween, and owls are spookier than leprechauns. Keep an eye on Corso's costume game, though. GameDay on Halloween is a rare treat. Hopefully he doesn't disappoint.
When can I see the rest of the Big Ten today?
Currently there are four ranked B1G teams, but only two will be playing today. (No. 6 Michigan State also has a bye.)
At noon, you can watch Illinois at Penn State, Nebraska at Purdue, and Rutgers at Wisconsin.
At 3:30 p.m., we've got Maryland at No. 10 Iowa.
The day wraps up at 7 p.m. with No. 15 Michigan at Minnesota.
There's a whole day of football to watch, though, so check out the chart below: