Ohio State vs. Rutgers: Tickets, TV, Streaming, Point Spread, Weather

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The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) open up Big Ten play Saturday against Rutgers (1-0).

The Bucks opened the season with a 77-31 win over Oregon State, while Rutgers beat Texas State, 35-7.

Ohio State is a 35-point favorite against the Scarlet Knights, although based on the forecast, rain looks like the surest bet for Saturday.

Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy Ohio State vs. Rutgers.

Kickoff Time

The game kicks off Saturday, September 8 at 3:30 pm Eastern.

TV & Streaming

You can watch the game on Big Ten Network, or stream it via the BTN2Go app. Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, and Tom Luginbill are on the call.


The game will be carried live on the Ohio State Football Radio Network. Find your local Ohio State Football radio station here.


As of Friday morning, the forecast for the game looks… damp.

The Weather Channel projects a temperature of 69 at kickoff time, with about a 70 percent chance of rain throughout the entire game window.

As of right now, there are no thunderstorms in the forecast. So the good news is that you might not have to sit through another weather delay.

You can bring an umbrella into the stadium for use before and after leaving the Horseshoe. However, you are not allowed to open it in the seating areas. Bring a poncho or get ready to get wet.

Point Spread

The Buckeyes are a 35-point favorite against the Scarlet Knights. The Over/Under for the game is 63.5.

Last week’s Over/Under was 64, and hit the “over” moments after halftime. The rain and a better opposing defense should keep the point totals down somewhat this week.


Between the middling opponent and lousy weather, tickets should be cheap and plentiful. However, you might not want to go the old-fashioned route and scalp a seat outside the Horseshoe.

OSU announced this week that they have seen a big increase in fakes, especially with “print at home” tickets.

They suggest you only buy tickets through Ohio State Athletics Ticket OfficeTicketmaster, and Buckeyes Ticket Exchange.

As of Friday morning, you could get good seats in 16C (next to the north end zone) for $28 via the Ticket Exchange.

Gates at Ohio Stadium open at 1:30 pm, two hours prior to kickoff.

Ohio Stadium Bag Policy

You may not bring bags or purses of any size into Ohio Stadium. According to OSU’s website, “Wallets and wristlets no larger than 5”x8”x1” are permitted. All items and persons entering Ohio Stadium are subject to security screening and inspection.” You can find the complete bag policy here.

Skull Session

The band’s traditional pregame warmup concert starts at 1:30 pm in St. John Arena. Doors at St. John open two hours prior to the start of Skull Session, at 11:30 am.


Lots surrounding the stadium and St. John Arena are restricted to permit holders only. Parking in other campus lots, such as on West Campus, is available for $20 per car. Current A, B, and C parking pass holders can park in those lots for free.

You can find a complete map of Ohio State gameday parking here.

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  1. TV broadcast team: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst), Rick Pizzo (reporter).

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