Big Ten announces Friday night football games, including Ohio Bobcats

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 18: The Ohio Bobcats mascot performs during a break in play against the South Florida Bulls in the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 18, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 18: The Ohio Bobcats mascot performs during a break in play against the South Florida Bulls in the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 18, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Friday night Big Ten football won’t involve the Buckeyes next season, but the state of Ohio will be part of it.

Ohio University’s game at Purdue will be played Sept. 8.

The Bobcats’ eighth all-time game against the Boilermakers is one of six contests set for Friday nights next fall.

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Also scheduled to go head-to-head with high school football for the attention of Midwest football fans are two games on Sept. 1 (Washington at Rutgers and Utah State at Wisconsin), a Sept. 29 game between Nebraska and Illinois, an Oct. 13 game featuring Northwestern and Maryland and a Michigan State-Northwestern tilt set for Oct. 27.