TCU’s colossal Week 3 clash with Ohio State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
The marquee matchup on Sept. 15 will pit one of the Big 12’s best against a Big Ten juggernaut.
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) May 16, 2018
TCU and Ohio State originally agreed to a home-and-series for 2018 and 2019. The 2019 game was cancelled, however, and the series was changed to a one-time event at AT&T Stadium in 2018.
Both schools will receive $5 million for the contest, according to ESPN.
It will be the first meeting between the schools since 1973 with Ohio State leading the all-time series 4-1-1.
This is the first time Ohio State will travel to Texas for a game against TCU. Each of the first six meetings between the schools have been in Columbus, Ohio.
It’s also the first time the Frogs will see the Buckeyes since former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee referred to TCU as “Little Sisters of the Poor” in 2010. TCU was still a few years away from joining the Big 12 at the time of Gee’s comment.
The Horned Frogs are no longer a fun story out of the Group of 5 ranks. They are fresh off an 11-3 season, which included a 39-37 win over Stanford in the Alamo Bowl.
The Buckeyes, on the other hand, went 12-2 last season, won the Big Ten championship and beat Southern Cal 24-7 in the Cotton Bowl.
While the 8 p.m. start and ABC broadcast don’t always guarantee “College GameDay,” there’s a good chance TCU and Ohio State’s meeting will be the ESPN pregame show’s game of the week.
TCU’s game against Ohio State is its only outing with a set kickoff time and TV channel so far.
2018 TCU football schedule
Sept. 1 vs. Southern
Sept. 7 at SMU
Sept. 15 vs. Ohio State (8 p.m. ET, ABC)
Sept. 22 at Texas
Sept. 29 vs. Iowa State
Oct. 11 vs. Texas Tech
Oct. 20 vs. Oklahoma
Oct. 27 at Kansas
Nov. 3 vs. Kansas State
Nov. 10 at West Virginia
Nov. 17 at Baylor
Nov. 24 vs. Oklahoma State