Saturday October 29th, 2016

Ohio State looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season as it hosts Big Ten rival Northwestern on Saturday afternoon.

Penn State upset the Buckeyes last Saturday night, resulting in the team's first road loss since Urban Meyer became head coach in 2012. The loss knocked Ohio State down to No. 6 in the AP Poll and behind No. 2 Michigan for the Big Ten East lead. Despite the setback, the Buckeyes remain heavy favorites heading into this weekend's game.

Northwestern hopes to stay hot coming off its third consecutive win, a 24-14 victory over Indiana last week. The Wildcats are in midst of a 4-1 stretch after starting the season 0-2, and are 2-0 in road games this season.

The Buckeyes are led by quarterback J.T. Barrett, whose 19 passing touchdowns lead the Big Ten. Northwestern wide receiver Austin Carr leads the conference in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

How to watch

When: 3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 29.

TV: ESPN

Live stream: WatchESPN

Upcoming games

Ohio State: vs. Nebraska (11/5), at Maryland (11/12), at Michigan State (11/19)

Northwestern: vs. Wisconsin (11/5), at Purdue (11/12), at Minnesota (11/19)

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