Ohio State vs. Minnesota: Kickoff Time, Tickets, TV, Streaming, Weather

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The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) are back home for the second straight weekend return home Saturday to face Minnesota (3-2).

The Bucks come in off of a 49-26 win over Indiana. Minnesota lost 48-31 to Iowa last weekend.

It may seem like the season just started, but after this game, the Buckeyes will have only two home games left on the 2018 schedule.

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

Kickoff Time

The game kicks off Saturday, October 13 at noon Eastern.

TV & Streaming

You can watch the game on FS1, or stream it via the FoxSportsGo app. Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft 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.


For the first time this season, it’s going to feel like real, honest-to-goodness football weather on Saturday. The forecast high is 57, with light winds and no rain in the forecast.

Hallelujah, fall is finally here.

Point Spread

Ohio State is a 30-point favorite over the Gophers.

The Over/Under for the game is 59.5 which is a little lower than most of the Buckeyes’ games earlier this year.

If the spread and Over/Under hit pretty close to exactly, the Buckeyes would win roughly 45-14.


The combination of a noon kickoff, pleasant weather, and inexpensive tickets means that if you’ve been thinking about taking your kids to a game, this is a good choice.

The “get in the door” price is currently $58 on the official Ticket Exchange, but those prices should continue to fall as kickoff gets closer.

As of Wednesday evening, you can get seats on the 50 for a little under $175.

Tickets should be reasonable and plentiful if you’re still in the market for some. However, you might not want to go the old-fashioned route and scalp a seat outside the Horseshoe.

OSU has said 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.

If you’re willing to risk buying from a scalper or a fan with extra tickets outside the stadium, look for someone with traditional-style tickets, not print-at-homes.

Gates at Ohio Stadium open at 10:00 am, 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 10:00 am in St. John Arena. Doors at St. John open two hours prior to the start of Skull Session, at 8:00 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. The Skull Session does not start at 10am. Ever since Urban has been here it starts 2 hours and 20 minutes before kick. So, it starts at 9:40. That is a change that Urban made in 2012.

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