Aztec Football to Play Ohio State on ABC/ESPN2

June 7, 2013



The San Diego State-Ohio State football game on Saturday, Sept. 7 will be broadcast live on ABC and ESPN2, ESPN announced today. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT).

The game will air on ABC in parts of the country, including San Diego. The remainder of the country will be able to watch the contest on ESPN2. The Aztecs last played a game on ABC on Oct. 15, 2005 in a 28-19 win over Utah in Salt Lake City.

The Buckeyes are the top-ranked team in the country in an early ESPN preseason poll. OSU is coming off an undefeated 12-0 season in 2012, including an 8-0 mark in the Big Ten Conference. It will be the fourth meeting between SDSU and Ohio State. The teams previously met in 2001 (OSU, 27-12), 2003 (No. 2 OSU, 16-13) and 2005 (No. 9 OSU, 27-6) with all three games taking place in Columbus.

Nine of San Diego State's 12 games this season are now televised, including four on the ESPN family of networks. Besides the Sept. 7 SDSU-OSU contest on ABC/ESPN2, the Aztecs play host to Nevada on ESPN on Oct. 4 and Fresno State on an ESPN channel (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3) on Oct. 26, and will travel to meet UNLV on an ESPN channel on Nov. 30.

SDSU is also scheduled to play five games on CBS Sports Network, including home contests against Oregon State (Sept. 21) and Boise State (Nov. 23), and road games at Air Force (Oct. 10), San Jose State (Nov. 9) and Hawai'i (Nov. 16).

San Diego State returns 17 starters off a 2012 squad that finished 9-4 overall, 7-1 in Mountain West play, claimed the 19th conference championship in school history and advanced to a school-record third consecutive bowl game. The Aztecs ended their campaign by winning their final five regular season contests.

SDSU is accepting new account deposits on 2013 season tickets through the Aztec Ticket Office. The home schedule includes games against co-league champions Boise State and Fresno State, as well as a marquee matchup against Alamo Bowl participant Oregon State. San Diego State also plays host to Eastern Illinois, Nevada and New Mexico. Fans can purchase tickets though, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting Qualcomm Stadium's Window E between 9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT.

2013 San Diego State Football Schedule
Saturday, Aug. 31 -- Eastern Illinois -- 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, Sept. 7 -- at Ohio State -- 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN2)
Saturday, Sept. 21 -- Oregon State -- 4:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Sept. 28 -- at New Mexico State -- 6 p.m. MT
Friday, Oct. 4 -- Nevada* -- 6 p.m. PT (ESPN)
Thursday, Oct. 10 -- at Air Force* -- 7 p.m. MT (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Oct. 26 -- Fresno State* -- TBA (ESPN Networks)
Saturday, Nov. 2 -- New Mexico* -- TBA
Saturday, Nov. 9 -- at San Jose State* -- 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Nov. 16 -- at Hawai'i* -- 5:30 p.m. HT (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Nov. 23 -- Boise State* -- 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Nov. 30 -- at UNLV* -- TBA (ESPN Networks)
*Mountain West opponent