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Ohio State vs. Minnesota live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Big Ten football game


One of the first college football games of the year pits an established, perennial Big Ten power in Ohio State against an upstart one in Minnesota.

The Buckeyes are coming off a national championship berth and their first under third-year head coach Ryan Day while the Golden Gophers are just two years removed from a Big Ten title berth and from PJ Fleck taking home Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.

The Buckeyes will be led on offense by freshman signal caller CJ Stroud while Minnesota boasts one of the nation’s top returning running backs in Mohamed Ibrahim who led the conference in both yards and touchdowns and he ranked No. 5 in touchdowns nationally.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from the Ohio State vs. Minnesota game on Thursday. Follow for complete results from the first marquee Big Ten game of the year.

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Ohio State vs. Minnesota score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Ohio State 7
Minnesota 0

Ohio State vs. Minnesota live updates, highlights

8:51 p.m.: After a promising start, Ohio State faces third-and-10, though the Buckeyes are 2-for-2 on third down tonight.

8:50 p.m.: Ohio State Is rolling to start the second quarter as Stroud hits Jeremy Ruckert for 15 yards to move the chains.

First quarter: Ohio State 7, Minnesota 0

8:43 p.m.: P.J. Fleck calls a timeout for the Gophers with 31 seconds left remaining in the first looking at defending second-and-7 on their own 43.

8:41 p.m.: Minnesota gets called for defensive pass interference with 1:18 left in the first with Olave the intended receiver. Gives Ohio State first-and-10 on the Minnesota 46-yard line.

8:39: With three minutes left and counting, Ohio State faces third-and-4 and Master Teague has his offensive line to thank as they create a nice hole for him on a 10 yard rush for a first down.

8:37 p.m.: Ohio State’s second offensive drive of the game begins with 4:37 left in the first quarter at the Buckeyes’ own 9 yard line.

8:33 p.m.: On third-and-2 from their own 46, the Gophers opt to run the wildcat again but Ibrahim is swallowed up for a loss and Minnesota punts it inside the 10-yard line.

8:31 p.m.: Morgan’s first completion of the night is good for a first time after hitting Dylan Wright for 13 yards.

8:29 p.m.: After the Ohio State touchdown to open the scoring, Tanner Morgan and the Golden Gopher offense takes over at their 25-yard line.

8:22 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE. Miyan Williams takes it 72 yards for the score to cap off a 92-yard opening drive for the Buckeyes. Ohio State 7, Minnesota 0 with 7:22 left in the first quarter.

 

 

8:21 p.m.: Stroud’s first attempt to really air it out downfield comes up just short as the ball is just out of reach of Garrett Wilson to bring up second down.

8:19 p.m.: Stroud’s first pass attempt of the season is completed to Garrett Wilson but Chris Olave gets called for the offensive false start to bring up second-and-8.

8:16 p.m.: Minnesota punts from its own 44-yard line and the Buckeyes take over on their own 8 yard line as fans get to see redshirt freshman quarterback CJ Stroud for the first time.

8:15 p.m.: Minnesota’s first pass atempt comes on second and 13 in Ohio State territory and Morgan’s lucky to be back under center for third down as that was nearly picked.

8:14 p.m: The Golden Gophers are 2-for-2 on third down so far tonight, both conversions thanks to Mohamed Ibrahim with a nice gain to help Minnesota march down the field.

8:12 p.m.: Buckeye linebacker Teradja Mitchell gets flagged for targeting on Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan, but upon further review the penalty is waved off and keeps a key Ohio State defender on the field.

8:09 p.m.: After lining up in the wildcat from the 45-yard line, Minnesota gets its first third down conversion of the game.

8:07 p.m.: No surprise and Minnesota goes with star running back Mohamed Ibrahim on its first play from scrimmage for minimal game before Tanner Morgan scrambles and takes it for a first down.

8:03 p.m.: Minnesota wins the toss and opts to receive the football on a 68 degree and rainy night in Minneapolis but they’ll do so without one of their top receivers in Chris Autman-Bell.

How to watch Ohio State vs. Minnesota

  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • TV channel: Fox
  • Live streams: Fox Sports App, fuboTV

The Ohio State vs. Minnesota game is scheduled at start at 8 p.m. ET as the first marquee matchup of the 2021 college football season. It will be broadcast nationally on Fox with Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt on the call along with sideline reporter Jenny Taft.

You can also stream Ohio State vs. Minnesota on the Fox Sports App or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Ohio State football schedule 2021

Game Opponent Date
1 at Minnesota Sept. 2
2 vs. Oregon Sept. 11
3 vs. Tulsa Sept. 18
4 vs. Akron Sept. 25
5 at Rutgers Oct. 2
6 vs. Maryland Oct. 9
7 at Indiana Oct. 23
8 vs. Penn State Oct. 30
9 at Nebraska Nov. 6
10 vs. Purdue Nov. 13
11 vs. Michigan State Nov. 20
12 at Michigan Nov. 27

Minnesota football schedule 2021

Game Opponent Date
1 vs. Ohio State Sept. 2
2 vs. Miami (OH) Sept. 11
3 at Colorado Sept. 18
4 vs. Bowling Green Sept. 25
5 at Purdue Oct. 2
6 vs. Nebraska Oct. 16
7 vs. Maryland Oct. 23
8 at Northwestern Oct. 30
9 vs. Illinois Nov. 6
10 at Iowa Nov. 13
11 at Indiana Nov. 20
12 vs. Wisconsin Nov. 27




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