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How To Watch Ohio State Football

Here’s how to watch Ohio State football games this fall.

Regular coaching carousel followers likely know the following saying: A coach never wants to be the guy who follows The Guy.

In Ohio State’s case, coach Ryan Day has a sterling 56–8 record and racked up at least 11 wins every regular season he’s been in charge in Columbus. But a number of Ohio State fans are itching to run Day out of town because of one stat: 0–3. (And considering the team responsible for that record won a national championship last year, we can understand why they’re pulling their hair out.)

Heading into this season, the Buckeyes are pushing in their chips to try and win it all: former UCLA head coach Chip Kelly was brought in to run the offense, numerous players with NFL Draft grades returned to Columbus, and Ohio State further upgraded their roster with transfer portal additions like quarterback Will Howard.

But with the pressure around Day at an all-time high, can Ohio State deliver on a season with championship-or-bust expectations? Here’s what you need to know if you want to watch Ohio State football this season. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

Where can I watch the Ohio State football game today?

Ohio State opens the 2024–2025 football season against the Akron Zips on Saturday, August 31 at 3:30 p.m.. We recommend Fubo because the streaming TV service carries every Ohio State game and offers a great free trial period.

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Ohio State football schedule 2024

Ohio State is widely expected to be a frontrunner in the playoff race this year, and its schedule sets the Buckeyes up nicely for a return to the postseason. After a warmup non-conference slate, they’ll head to Autzen Stadium to play the Oregon Ducks, who’ll be one of Ohio State’s biggest challenges within the new-look Big Ten.

In the back half of the season, the Buckeyes will head to Happy Valley to face Penn State and face off against Northwestern at Wrigley Field in Chicago. And as always, Ohio State ends the season hosting a rebuilt Michigan team and will look to end their recent three-game skid in the series.

Check back regularly once the 2024 season kicks off for up-to-date broadcast times and channels for every Ohio State football game.

Game Date Time (ET) Channel
Akron Saturday, Aug. 31 3:30 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
Western Michigan Saturday, Sept. 7 7:30 p.m. BTN
Marshall Saturday, Sept. 21 TBD TBD
At Michigan State Saturday, Sept. 28 TBD TBD
Iowa Saturday, Oct. 5 TBD TBD
At Oregon Saturday, Oct. 12 TBD TBD
Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 26 TBD TBD
At Penn State Saturday, Nov. 2 TBD TBD
Purdue Saturday, Nov. 9 TBD TBD
Vs. Northwestern (at Wrigley Field) Saturday, Nov. 16 TBD TBD
Indiana Saturday, Nov. 23 TBD TBD
Michigan Saturday, Nov. 30 12:00 p.m. FOX

Data effective as of post date.

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Do you want to watch Ohio State football for free? Get the Mohu Leaf 50, which is an over-the-air (OTA) antenna that hooks up to your TV. You can watch nearly every Ohio State game for free because most games air on major networks like NBC and ABC. Check out our OTA antenna guide for more of our top picks.

Many live TV streaming services offer free trials if you’re on the road and need a quick way to catch this weekend’s Ohio State football game. Check out our guide to streaming service free trials to learn more.

Watch Ohio State football FAQ

What channel is the Ohio State game on?

For the 2024–2025 college football season, Ohio State games will be on channels including ESPN, CBS, BTN, and FOX. Check back later this year for full schedule updates.

What time does Ohio State play today?

Ohio State kicks off its season on Saturday, August 31 at 3:30 p.m. against Akron.

Where can I watch Ohio State for free?

You can watch Ohio State vs. Akron for free with a streaming TV trial. You can also watch Ohio State via a cable TV plan, a streaming TV service, or the Paramount+ app with an eligible TV plan.

How can I watch the Ohio State game on TV if I don't have cable?

Ohio State vs. Akron can be streamed on Paramount+ or with a streaming TV service like Fubo. You can also watch CBS for free with a streaming TV service free trial.

What is the best streaming app for Ohio State football?

We recommend Fubo for streaming Ohio State football because it carries FOX, NBC, and other broadcast channels that air Buckeyes games this season.


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