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.
Ohio State vs. Minnesota score
Ohio State vs. Minnesota live updates, highlights
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
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.
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