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Kickoff Time and TV Channel Set for Ohio State-Minnesota Season Opener

Devon Platana
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Ohio State and Minnesota.
The kickoff time and TV channel have been set for the college football season opener between Ohio State and Minnesota. / Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images
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The increase in warm weather can only mean one thing: summer is around the corner and that's a sign that the new college football season will soon begin. Several huge matchups have been announced to kick off the new season, including a clash between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The game will be taking a prime-time slot on Thursday, September 2 with an 8 p.m. EST kickoff. The game will be broadcasted on FOX this fall and will take place at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ohio State-Minnesota State Game Info

All things considered, Ohio State had a decent showing in the 2020 college football season. They went 7-0 to start the campaign, defeating the Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the CFP National Championship. Unfortunately, that's where the Buckeyes' season came to a disappointing finish as they were blown out by the Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 52-24. Getting an early victory over Minnesota will help start their season off on the right foot. Meanwhile, the Golden Gophers' 2020 campaign was largely forgettable as they finished with a 3-4 record, with their three victories coming against opponents who finished below them in the standings.

One player who Ohio State is expecting a lot from in 2021 is running back Master Teague III. The 21-year-old has recorded 1,515 total yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in 24 career games with the Buckeyes. That's not to mention that he's also projected to have a potential Heisman Trophy-quality season.

Ohio State currently has the 4th-best odds to win the 2021 national championship at +600, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That only puts the Buckeyes behind the Crimson Tide (+250), Tigers (+400) and Georgia Bulldogs (+500).


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