Ohio State fans with early bedtimes, rejoice. At least one game over the next month should finish before the wee hours at night.
Ohio State’s battle against Northwestern on October 29 was previously scheduled to kick off at 5:30 ET. Now, per a university release, that game has been moved to 3:30. The exact network assignment for that game has yet to be announced.
This may be a positive development, since three of Ohio State’s next four games, at Wisconsin, at Penn State, and home for Nebraska, are scheduled to kick off at 8 PM ET. A slightly earlier kickoff gives fans a chance to do something else in the evening, should they so desire. And it’s not like Ohio State probably needs an electric, evening-ish crowd to beat Northwestern.
Northwestern is currently 2-3 on the year, with losses to Western Michigan and Illinois State, but with a win over Iowa. The Buckeyes have won their last five meetings agains the Wildcats, most recently with a 40-30 win in 2013.