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2019 Ohio State at Northwestern game set for Friday, Oct. 18

For the first time in team history, The Ohio State University football team will play a Big Ten Conference game on a Friday night.

The Buckeyes’ game next year against Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois, will be played on Friday, Oct. 18. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 19. The two schools jointly announced the date change today.

This will be Ohio State’s first Friday night game since the Big Ten Conference’s decision in 2016 to begin playing some games on Friday night starting in the 2017 season. At that time, the conference determined that six games each season featuring league teams – three in-conference games, three non-conference games – will be played on Fridays each season.

Ohio State faced off against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship game earlier this month. The Buckeyes won their second consecutive Big Ten title with a 45-24 victory over the Wildcats at Lucas Oil Stadium.