No. 5 Ohio State and Indiana — both teams that have taken unexpected losses in 2021 — will get the primetime treatment in Week 8.
The difference between the Buckeyes and Hoosiers heading into Saturday’s game is that the former still have championship aspirations, not only in the conference, but also in the College Football Playoff. Coach Ryan Day suffered his first regular-season loss of his career in Columbus, losing 35-28 to then-No. 12 Oregon, but has rebounded to lead his team to a 5-1 record.
Indiana, meanwhile, has fallen well short of expectations following a 6-2 season, starting its 2021 campaign 2-4. The Hoosiers don’t exactly have history on their side, losing every matchup vs. Ohio State dating back to 1991. The last non-loss for Indiana in this series came in 1990, a 27-27 tie. Their last win came in 1988, a 41-7 victory in Bloomington.
Barring an earth-shattering upset on Saturday, Ohio State’s winning streak vs. Indiana will continue. It will also be worth watching Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud, who has passed for 1,699 yards and 18 touchdowns to three interceptions this year — including five in each of his last two starts.
Sporting News breaks down how to watch the Big Ten East matchup between Ohio State and Indiana in Bloomington, Ind.:
What channel is Ohio State vs. Indiana on today?
- TV channel (national): ABC
- Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
The meeting between Ohio State and Indiana will be broadcast nationally on ABC. Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek and Tom Luginbill will call the game.
Ohio State vs. Indiana start time
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Indiana will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
Ohio State schedule 2021
|at Minnesota||Sept. 2||Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31|
|vs. No. 12 Oregon||Sept. 11||Oregon 35, Ohio State 28|
|vs. Tulsa||Sept. 18||Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20|
|vs. Akron||Sept. 25||Ohio State 59, Akron 7|
|at Rutgers||Oct. 2||Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13|
|vs. Maryland||Oct. 9||Ohio State 66, Maryland 17|
|at Indiana||Oct. 23||TBD|
|vs. No. 7 Penn State||Oct. 30||TBD|
|at Nebraska||Nov. 6||TBD|
|vs. 25 Purdue||Nov. 13||TBD|
|vs. No. 9 Michigan State||Nov. 20||TBD|
|vs. No. 6 Michigan||Nov. 27||TBD|
Indiana schedule 2021
|at No. 18 Iowa||Sept. 4||Iowa 34, Indiana 6|
|vs. Idaho||Sept. 11||Indiana 56, Idaho 14|
|vs. No. 8 Cincinnati||Sept. 18||Cincinnati 38, Indiana 24|
|at Western Kentucky||Sept. 25||Indiana 33, Western Kentucky 31|
|at No. 4 Penn State||Oct. 2||Penn State 24, Indiana 0|
|vs. No. 10 Michigan State||Oct. 16||Michigan State 20, Indiana 15|
|vs. No. 5 Ohio State||Oct. 23||TBD|
|at Maryland||Oct. 30||TBD|
|at No. 6 Michigan||Nov. 6||TBD|
|vs. Rutgers||Nov. 13||TBD|
|vs. Minnesota||Nov. 20||TBD|
|at No. 25 Purdue||Nov. 27||TBD|