Nov 23, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes helmets and hands before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes beat Indiana Hoosiers 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati-Ohio State Will Kickoff At 6 PM On Big Ten Network

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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Ohio State Buckeyes are set to meeting on the gridiron this season for the first time in nearly a decade. OSU is paying UC over $888,000 to have the game played in Columbus. It was of course originally scheduled for Cincinnati, be it Nippert or Paul Brown Stadium. But the Bucks waved some cash in front of Cincinnati’s face and yada yada yada the game is being played in Ohio Stadium.

Now the kickoff time and network has been revealed. Cincinnati and Ohio State will begin at 6 pm on the Big Ten Network (if the headline wasn’t an indication). The Bearcats and Bucks last met in 2006 with OSU squeaking out a 37-7 victory. If not for Dustin Grutza throwing two picks and Antonio Pittman failing to come down with stomach flu before the game, Cincinnati might have come within earshot of the eventual national championship participants. But that’s why they have rematches.

UC comes into the game with fresh faces at quarterback and defensive tackle but boast a wealth of talent at wide receiver poised to run all around a Kerry Coombs’ coached cornerbacks unit. The former Cincinnati coach was demoted from control of the entire secondary after Ohio State gave up the second most passing yards of any Big Ten team last season. The capper was perhaps the championship game when Michigan State (yes, run-happy Michigan State) threw for over 300 yards on the Buckeyes. Hopefully Gunner Kiel and his slew of wideouts will have similar success.

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  • seriously

    It’s not a national game? No one has/watches the Big10 Network. It better be carried by some other station or streaming online.

    • bearcats4

      Big 10 Network????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

      • Chris

        I know. I’m sure the coverage won’t be laced with Big 10 bias.

  • BearcatTWO4

    Kind of another can of worms, but what do you think the spread will open up at for the game?

    Also, I hate the big ten network as much as the next guy, but I would sell my soul if the Cats had something half as decent instead of streaming away games on ESPN 3 from an xbox.

    • Chris

      I’ve gotta figure with the turnover at UC, the fact that it’s a home game for Ohio State, they have just about everyone returning, and will probably start the season ranked in the top 5, the line might be between 1 and 2 touchdowns in OSU’s favor.