COLUMBUS, Ohio-The University of Southern California will travel to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes for a Sept. 12 prime-time matchup, Eugene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president/director of athletics, announced Friday.
The game will kickoff at 8 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN.
“We want to thank ABC/ESPN for making this announcement early so Buckeye fans can plan their schedules for this exciting matchup,” Smith said.
Ohio State is 6-2 in night games at Ohio Stadium and 32-15 overall when games kickoff after 5 p.m. ET (local time).
The Buckeyes last played a night contest at Ohio Stadium Oct. 25, 2008, a 13-6 loss to No. 3 Penn State.
Ohio State Night Games at Ohio Stadium
2008 vs. Penn State L 13-6
2005 vs. Texas L 25-22
2003 vs. Washington W 28-9
2001 vs. Northwestern W 38-20
1999 vs. UCLA W 42-20
1997 vs. Wyoming W 24-10
1993 vs. Washington W 21-12
1985 vs. Pittsburgh W 10-7