Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky: What Time is Kickoff, Where, and What are Current Odds?

    What time is the Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky game? Step this way for the all the information and betting odds for a potentially high-scoring clash.

    Two teams with conference title aspirations — and beyond — clash in Columbus in college football Week 3 as CUSA frontrunner Western Kentucky Hilltoppers goes on the road to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.

    What time is the Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky game? How can you watch? What are the latest betting odds? You’re in the right place to get the answers to those questions!

    What Time is the Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky Game?

    • Time/Date
      4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023
    • Location
      Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
    • TV Channel
      FuboTV, FOX
    • Current Betting Odds
      Spread
      : Ohio State -28
      Moneyline: Ohio State -5000, Western Kentucky +1800
      Over/Under: 64

    Ohio State Schedule

    DateOpponentTimeResultTVTickets
    Saturday, Sep 2@ Indiana3:30 PM ETW, 23-3CBS
    Saturday, Sep 9vs. Youngstown State12:00 PM ETW, 35-7BTN
    Saturday, Sep 16vs. Western Kentucky4:00 PM ETFOXBuy now
    Saturday, Sep 23@ Notre Dame7:30 PM ETNBCBuy now
    Saturday, Oct 7vs. MarylandTBDBuy now
    Saturday, Oct 14@ PurdueTBDBuy now
    Saturday, Oct 21vs. Penn StateTBDBuy now
    Saturday, Oct 28@ WisconsinTBDBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 4@ RutgersTBDBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 11vs. Michigan State7:30 PM ETNBCBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 18vs. MinnesotaTBDBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 25@ Michigan12:00 PM ETFOXBuy now

    A first-ever clash with Western Kentucky awaits Ohio State in college football Week 3 as the Buckeyes seek to kickstart their 2023 campaign. They may be 2-0 through the opening two weekends of the season, but Ryan Day’s team has been far from impressive.

    The decision to name Kyle McCord the starter late in the process has seen a rusty start offensively.

    Ohio State will look to build on a 35-7 win against Youngstown State in what could be a high-scoring affair against Western Kentucky. With Notre Dame as their remaining non-conference opponent, the Hilltoppers represent the last non-Power Five program the Buckeyes face this fall.

    Don’t make the mistake of thinking that means that WKU will be an easy win, however.

    Western Kentucky Schedule

    DateOpponentTimeResultTVTickets
    Saturday, Sep 2vs. South Florida3:30 PM ETW, 41-21CBSSN
    Saturday, Sep 9vs. Houston Christian7:00 PM ETW, 55-22ESPN+
    Saturday, Sep 16@ Ohio State4:00 PM ETFOXBuy now
    Saturday, Sep 23@ Troy7:00 PM ETBuy now
    Thursday, Sep 28vs. Middle Tennessee7:30 PM ETCBSSNBuy now
    Thursday, Oct 5@ Louisiana Tech8:00 PM ETESPNUBuy now
    Tuesday, Oct 17@ Jacksonville State7:30 PM ETESPNUBuy now
    Tuesday, Oct 24vs. Liberty7:30 PM ETESPNUBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 4@ UTEP9:00 PM ETBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 11vs. New Mexico State3:30 PM ETBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 18vs. Sam Houston3:30 PM ETBuy now
    Saturday, Nov 25@ Florida International3:00 PM ETBuy now

    The Western Kentucky vs. Ohio State game is clearly the most difficult game on the Hilltoppers schedule, and for their players wanting to garner national attention, it might be the most important. Although they’ve never met the Buckeyes, they have 11 previous encounters against the Big Ten, resulting in an 0-11 headlined by five defeats against Indiana.

    However, with Ohio State struggling to gain traction offensively, now might be the time to face them. Behind returning quarterback Austin Reed and a talented roster on both sides of the ball, the Hilltoppers are off to a 2-0 start.

    They’ve yet to be held under 40 points this year and will provide a stern test for the Buckeyes defense before facing Troy in Week 4.

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