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How to watch Ohio State-Northern Illinois: Game time, TV schedule, and Week 3 TV Guide

The game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC (channel 1006 on Time Warner Columbus/Delaware).

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

It may not have been as pretty as we hoped it would be, but Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes to a 38-0 win over Hawaii last week. (Sure is nice to be in a position where a shutout isn't considered impressive enough.) This week, the Buckeyes face off against MAC powerhouse Northern Illinois. As certain SEC teams learned last week, you should never underestimate the MAC. The fact that Northern Illinois has been to the MAC championship game every season since 2010 and has won three of those years is just further proof that Ohio State can't afford to look any further ahead than today's 60 minutes on the gridiron. Neither can you, so don't miss a second.

When and where is the game today?

The Huskies are coming to Columbus. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET.

How do I watch it from home?

The game will be on ABC with an ESPN2 reverse mirror. What's a reverse mirror, you ask? It means that, if the game isn't on ABC at your house, then it's on ESPN2. The whole country gets to watch the Buckeyes this week. The game will also be available on WatchESPN, provided that you have a login. Our TV crew for the game will consist of Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, and Dr. Jerry Punch. (The man is a physician and a college football commentator, you guys!) Paul Keels and the gang will also be calling the game on 97.1 FM The Fan or your local Ohio State radio network affiliate.

If you want to know for sure which channel is right for you, check out the map below.

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How've the Huskies done so far?

Northern Illinois is 2-0 this year. They ended last season with a MAC Championship and a loss to Marshall in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl. Though they aren't ranked, Head Coach (and Indiana alumnus) Rod Carey has led NIU to a 25-6 record.

Where can I find Kirk Herbstreit's bow tie this week?

The GameDay crew is headed south for No. 15 Ole Miss at No. 2 Alabama. Both teams are entering SEC play this year undefeated. Well, Alabama did lose a game back in January, but that doesn't count. Bama has already beaten a top 25 opponent, knocking off then-No. 20 Wisconsin in week 1, while the Rebels have put up a combined 149 points in their first two games. Both teams have their sights set high this season. This could get ugly. That game starts at 9:15 p.m. on ESPN and WatchESPN.

What's the B1G schedule for the day?

We've got some excitement early on in the day, so make sure you put off all those errands you were going to run until later. 12 of the 14 teams in the conference won last week. Let's see if we can keep it up.

At noon, you can watch Illinois at North Carolina, South Florida at Maryland, UNLV at Michigan, Kent State at Minnesota, and Airforce at No. 4 Michigan State, with No. 23 Northwestern kicking off at Duke 30 minutes later.

At 3:30 p.m., in addition to the Buckeyes, we've got Nebraska at Miami (FL), Virginia Tech at Purdue, and Troy at No. 24 Wisconsin. Western Kentucky at Indiana starts half an hour later at 4 p.m.

At 8 p.m., you can watch Pittsburgh at Iowa and Rutgers at Penn State.

If you need more football, and you know you do, the chart below has everything you need. Enjoy.

Sat, Sept 19, 2015
12:00 PM ET
ESPN3WatchESPN
Savannah State at Akron
12:00 PM ET
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South Florida at Maryland
12:00 PM ET
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UNLV at Michigan
12:00 PM ET
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Air Force at (4) Michigan State
12:00 PM ET
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Kent State at Minnesota
12:00 PM ET
Buffalo at Florida Atlantic
12:00 PM ET
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Nevada at (17) Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET
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Illinois at North Carolina
12:00 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
Connecticut at (22) Missouri
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Wake Forest at Army
12:00 PM ET
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Tulsa at (16) Oklahoma
12:30 PM ET
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Central Michigan at Syracuse
12:30 PM ET
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(23) Northwestern at Duke
2:00 PM ET
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Georgia State at (12) Oregon
2:00 PM ET
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Southeastern Louisiana at Ohio
2:30 PM ET
Rice at North Texas
3:00 PM ET
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Temple at Massachusetts
3:00 PM ET
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Ball State at Eastern Michigan
3:00 PM ET
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Memphis at Bowling Green
3:00 PM ET
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Louisiana Tech at Kansas State
3:30 PM ET
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Troy at (24) Wisconsin
3:30 PM ET
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Northern Illinois at (1) Ohio State
3:30 PM ET
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Cincinnati at Miami (OH)
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
East Carolina at Navy
3:30 PM ET
Norfolk State at Marshall
3:30 PM ET
FS1FoxSportsGo
Texas-San Antonio at (25) Oklahoma State
3:30 PM ET
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William & Mary at Virginia
3:30 PM ET
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Virginia Tech at Purdue
3:30 PM ET
NBCNBC Sports Live Extra
(14) Georgia Tech at (8) Notre Dame
3:30 PM ET
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Nebraska at Miami (FL)
3:30 PM ET
CBSSEC Live
(18) Auburn at (13) LSU
4:00 PM ET
Northwestern State at Mississippi State
4:00 PM ET
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Austin Peay at Vanderbilt
4:00 PM ET
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Western Kentucky at Indiana
5:00 PM ET
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Wofford at Idaho
5:00 PM ET
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Utah State at Washington
6:00 PM ET
ESPNWatchESPN
South Carolina at (7) Georgia
6:00 PM ET
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The Citadel at Georgia Southern
6:00 PM ET
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Furman at UCF
6:00 PM ET
North Carolina Central at FIU
7:00 PM ET
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
Southern Miss at Texas State
7:00 PM ET
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Murray State at Western Michigan
7:00 PM ET
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Missouri State at Arkansas State
7:00 PM ET
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Texas Tech at Arkansas
7:00 PM ET
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Western Carolina at Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
NC State at Old Dominion
7:00 PM ET
CBSS
Colorado vs.
(Denver, CO)
Colorado State
7:30 PM ET
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Florida at Kentucky
7:30 PM ET
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Cal at Texas
8:00 PM ET
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Rutgers at Penn State
8:00 PM ET
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UTEP at New Mexico State
8:00 PM ET
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Maine at Tulane
8:00 PM ET
South Alabama at San Diego State
8:00 PM ET
BTNBTN2Go
Pittsburgh at Iowa
8:00 PM ET
ABC
Stanford at (6) USC
8:00 PM ET
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San Jose State at Oregon State
8:00 PM ET
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SMU at (3) TCU
8:00 PM ET
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Iowa State at Toledo
8:30 PM ET
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Wyoming at Washington State
9:15 PM ET
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(15) Mississippi at (2) Alabama
10:30 PM ET
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(22) BYU at (10) UCLA
10:30 PM ET
CBSS
(21) Utah at Fresno State
11:00 PM ET
PAC12Pac-12 Live
Northern Arizona at (20) Arizona
11:59 PM ET
UC Davis at Hawaii