Ohio State and Oklahoma are playing on Saturday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Find all time, TV information and watch online information for the Ohio State-Oklahoma game below.
The Buckeyes came away with a 45-24 win in Norman a year ago, announcing themselves as one of college football’s elite teams of 2016. The victory helped propel the Buckeyes into the College Football Playoff despite not winning the Big Ten. The matchup this year could loom just as large, with Ohio State ranked No. 2 and Oklahoma No. 5 in the AP Top 25.
Oklahoma-Ohio State time, details
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Weather: Clear skies with 9 mph wind. It’s expected to be 65 degrees at kickoff.
The line: Ohio State is a 7-point favorite.
Over/under: 65 points
What TV channel is showing Ohio State-Oklahoma?
The game will be televised nationally on ABC.
How can I watch Ohio State-Oklahoma online?
The game can be watched online via ABC’s live stream.
How can I listen to Ohio State-Oklahoma on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius 145/XM 195. Paul Keels will have the call on 97.1 FM (WBNS) in Columbus, the Ohio State radio network. A full list of Ohio State radio affiliates can be found here. For Oklahoma fans, the full list of Oklahoma radio affiliates can be found here. The Oklahoma Spanish-language broadcast can be found on Tunein.com.
Who is calling the game for ABC?
Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color analyst), Maria Taylor (sidelines)
Oklahoma at Ohio State, 3 keys to the game
1. War in the trenches
The Ohio State defensive line is believed by analysts to be the best in the country, but the Buckeyes will have their hands full Saturday. Oklahoma’s offensive line is similarly well-regarded in terms of its unit ranking. The Sooners are led by Orlando Brown, the team’s 6-foot-8, 345-pound left tackle who looks like a future first-round draft pick. Whether the Buckeyes can get to Baker Mayfield and force mistakes out of him could determine the outcome of this game, especially with OSU’s young secondary.
2. Quarterback battle
With J.T. Barrett behind center for the Buckeyes and Mayfield back at quarterback for the Sooners, this game certainly doesn’t lack for star power. Both players have finished in the top five of Heisman Trophy voting at some point in their career. Barrett is coming off a game in which he didn’t connect on a deep ball but still looked accurate and threw for more than 300 yards. Mayfield also looked impressive in a rout of UTEP and didn’t even play in the second half. Either quarterback outplaying the other could help tip the balance into their team’s favor.
3. Turnover margin
The Buckeyes escaped a slow start in Bloomington, Ind., in the opener in part because they dominated the turnover margin. Indiana committed 3 turnovers, and Ohio State never turned it over. In 2016, Ohio State rode a plus-two turnover margin to a road victory over the Sooners. One of those was even a touchdown for the Buckeyes, who went up 14-0 on an interception returned 68 yards for a touchdown by Jerome Baker. When elite teams meet, the one that makes the fewest and least damaging mistakes is often the one that prevails.