COLUMBUS – The Buckeyes will play their second conference night game of the season with the recent announcement that the October 23rd game at Indiana will kickoff at 730pm and be televised by ABC. Both of Ohio State’s night games to date have been on the road with Ohio State opening the season at Minnesota in a night game, a game that Ohio State won 45-31.
The Buckeyes are currently in an open week after a 66-17 at home against Maryland to finish up the first half of the season with a 5-1 record.
Ohio State has owned the all-time series with Indiana, the Buckeyes hold a 77-12-5 series record and have not lost a game to IU since the 1988 season (despite a tie in the 1990 game in Bloomington).
You don’t have to go too far back in the record book to find the last time that Ohio State played a night game at Memorial Stadium, just going back to the season opener of the 2017 season when Ohio State and IU played on a Thursday night.
That game will be remembered as the JK Dobbins game as the then-freshman back stepped in for an injured Mike Weber and rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries as part of Ohio State’s 49-21 win over the Hoosiers.
Ohio State fans will remember the 2020 game, a game where the Buckeyes opened up a 35-7 lead in the third quarter before Michael Penix led the Hoosiers within a touchdown in the 4th quarter and the Buckeyes had to hold on to escape with a 42-35 win, a head-to-head win that ultimately sent the Buckeyes to Indianapolis and to the College Football Playoff.