Network, kickoff time announced for massive Power 5 showdown between Oregon, Ohio State
More information is starting to surface when it comes to the epic nonconference showdown between Oregon and Ohio State this fall.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, all eyes will be on Columbus as the Ducks make the journey into The Horseshoe to take on the Buckeyes for a important nonconference showdown.
Ohio State will host Oregon with coverage coming on FOX. The game will be the network’s Big Noon Kickoff game for that weekend, with a kickoff coming at 12 p.m. ET.
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— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) May 13, 2021
Today on @TheHerd, FOX Sports' @mulvihill79 revealed an important weekend of programming this fall:@OhioStateFB hosts @oregonfootball on September 11 for @CFBONFOX Big Noon Saturday, followed that night by @Yankees at @Mets on FOX and Sunday's Week 1 @NFLonFOX doubleheader. pic.twitter.com/C1f5KUs7R4
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) May 13, 2021
The two teams were scheduled to play in Eugene during the 2020 season, but that was canceled because of the pandemic. Both the B1G and Pac-12 played reduced, conference-only schedules last fall.
Both conferences initially canceled their fall football seasons before changing course.
Ohio State and Oregon have played nine times with the Buckeyes winning all nine matchups. The last time the two teams went head to head was in the first College Football Playoff National Championship Game with Ohio State claiming a title after a 42-20 victory.
This will be the first time the two teams have played in Columbus since 1987.