College football spring games, schedule 2023: Alabama, Ohio State headline must-see scrimmages (2023)

The majority of college football spring games will take place over the next three weekends, and multiple storylines from those games could resonate throughout the entire 2023 season. You don't have to look far, either. Back-to-back national champion Georgiareplaces quarterback Stetson Bennett IV with a new (old) offensive coordinator, Mike Bobo.Ohio State, seeking another shot at the national title after coming up just short against the Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff semifinals, has yet another bounty of talented players dotting its roster capable of making that kind of run.

Spring games are also a chance to fine-tune major coaching adjustments.Clemsonenters its first spring with starting quarterbackCade Klubnikattempting to master the offense of new play-caller Garrett Riley. The Tigers, once annual CFP participants, are moving forward with a different offensive philosophy they hope can place them back among the true title contenders.

Many of the signature moments we will be enjoying in November and December are the destinations of journeys born in the offseason. What should you pay attention to between now and the rest of spring? Let's break down the can't-miss spring games to watch. All times Eastern.

Ohio State

Saturday, April 15 | 12 p.m. on Big Ten Network

The Buckeyes were one missed field goal away from making the College Football Playoff National Championship, and now coach Ryan Day is charged with filling the shoes of two-time Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback CJ Stroud. Kyle McCord, a 6-foot-3, 222-pound junior, and 6-foot-3, 213-pound sophomore Devin Brown are vying for the job but haven't separatedfrom each other. We do know that the wide receiver room -- led by superstar Marvin Harrison Jr. -- is one of the best in the game. It'll be interesting to see how the quarterback contenders work with their talented group of wideouts in the spring game.


Saturday, April 15 | 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra

Sophomore Cade Klubnik relegated former starter DJ Uiagalelei to the bench in the ACC Championship Game, and now he has the starting job all to himself after Uiagalelei transferred to Oregon State. The big difference is that Klubnik will be working with former TCUoffensive coordinator Garrett Riley instead of Brandon Streeter, who was dismissed after last season. What changes have been made to the offense? Does Klubnik look like the budding superstar that he did toward the end of last season? Those are massive questions facing coach Dabo Swinney, and they will likely make or break the Tigers' chances of getting back to the College Football Playoff for the first time since the 2020 season.

Texas Longhorns

Saturday, April 15 | 2 p.m. on Longhorn Network

Will it be returning starter Quinn Ewers or true freshman Arch Manning under center for coach Steve Sarkisian? That's the million-dollar question in Austin. Ewers was hit-or-miss last year, but we got a glimpse of his upside against Alabama in Week 2 when he threw for 134 yards in the first quarter before exiting with an injury. Manning is the five-star super recruit with the famous name and a long quarterback pedigree. The Texas quarterback battle won't end after the spring game, but we'll see if Manning is all that close to Ewers.

Tennessee Volunteers

Saturday, April 15 | 2:30 p.m. on SEC Network+

Josh Heupel's Volunteers shocked the college football world last season when they ascended to the No. 1 spot in the initial College Football Playoff Rankings. It's one thing to have success, it's another to sustain it. Heupel will try without quarterback Hendon Hooker and wide receivers Jalin Hyatt and Cedric Tillman. That's a tall task for a coach entering his third year in the SEC. Veteran Joe Milton and true freshman Nico Iamaleava are vying for the top spot at quarterback; is Iamaleava ready to challenge Milton?

USC Trojans

Saturday, April 15 | 3 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks

The Trojans fell short of the Pac-12 championship last season but Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williamsis back under center. Williams and the offense won't be the most intriguing part of the spring game, though. The Trojans defense was atrocious last year, frequently missing tackles in the open field and allowing 423.9 yards per game and 6.53 yards per play. Quarterbacks won't be "live," but if the defense looks halfway decent, that'll be huge for the Trojans as a playoff contender.

Florida State

Saturday, April 15 | 4 p.m. on ACC Network Extra

The Seminoles are the trendy CFP pick hanks to the return of star quarterback Jordan Travis, defensive endJared Verse and a host of offensive skill players that make this one of the most complete teams in the country. There aren't many things that you can take away from the spring game itself; however, if you aren't on the Florida State bandwagon yet, this is always a fun -- even if irrational -- place to start.


Saturday, April 15 | 4 p.m. on ESPN2

The quarterback position under Bobo will draw the most headlines, and rightfully so. Stetson Bennett IV is gone after leading the Bulldogs to back-to-back national titles, so all eyes will be on Carson Beck and Brock Vandagriff on G-Day. Beck has more experience, but both have drawn rave reviews this spring. The wide receiver position will also be fascinating to watch. The Bulldogs haven't had a true deep threat at wide receiver over the past two years, and coach Kirby Smart hit the portal hard luring Dominic Lovett from Missouri and RaRa Thomas from Mississippi State.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Saturday, April 22 | 2 p.m. on Big Ten Network

Matt Rhule was hired to replace Scott Frost during the offseason, and history suggests he can orchestrate a turnaround in Lincoln just like he did atBaylor. Dual-threat weapon and former Georgia Tech starter Jeff Sims transferred to Nebraska in the first portal window, which shed some light on what kind of offense Rhule will be looking to run. The Huskers offense was mediocre at best during the final games of the Frost era, so it'll be great to get a glimpse of what the future looks like under Rhule. Nebraska is a tradition-rich program that feels like it should be in the Big Ten title race, and that quest will start on April 22.


Saturday, April 22 | 3 p.m. on SEC Network+

The race to replaceBryce Youngis already fierce betweenJalen MilroeandTy Simpson, and we'll see how both fit into new offense coordinator Tommy Rees' system on April 22. More importantly, though, will be the system itself. Bill O'Brien seemed to focus on hitting chunk plays on the ground, but Rees' career has been to focus on the run and then take the top off the defense when they stack the box. We'll also get a chance to see what the new defense looks like after Pete Golding left forOle Miss. New DC Kevin Steele takes over a group that hasn't lived up to the high expectations that exist in Tuscaloosa.


Saturday, April 22 | 3 p.m. ET on ESPN

The biggest story of the offseason has been the arrival of Deion Sanders to Boulder for a fledgeling Colorado program that was once a college football power. "Coach Prime" has hit the transfer portal hard to get several superstars, including former No. 1 overall prospect Travis Hunter, who signed with Sanders at Jackson State and played cornerback and wide receiver. Hiring Sanders was an indication of a significant overhaul by Colorado. The chance to see what Sanders has done in just a few short months will be fascinating.


Saturday, April 22 | 4 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks

Washington is another trendy pick to make the CFP after quarterback Michael Penix Jr. finished the 2022 season as college football's leader in yards passing per game.. He'll need just a little help from his defense if the Huskies are going to follow through with that hype, and coach Kalen DeBoer hit the portal hard to add depth to what was already a talented room. If the Huskies can get the running game figured out and just play adequate defense, this could be the team to beat out west.


What was the attendance at the Ohio State spring game? ›

Attendance highest in six years

Ohio State said attendance was 75,122, surpassing last season and making it the largest crowd for the annual intrasquad scrimmage since 2017.

What time is Ohio State spring game? ›

Spring games schedule, how to watch
TeamTime (ET)TV/Stream
Cincinnati12 p.m.N/A
Ohio State12 p.m.Big Ten Network
Arkansas1 p.m.SEC Network+
Clemson1 p.m.ACC Network Extra
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Who won the Ohio State spring game? ›

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In front of a crowd of 75,122 football-loving, sun-splashed fans, the Ohio State Gray team (the defense) defeated the Ohio State Scarlet (offense) team, 40-31, on a lovely afternoon at Ohio Stadium.

What day is osu spring game 2023? ›

The Ohio State 4 Miler and your chance to "Finish On The 50" will return to Ohio Stadium with a new date in 2023. The 2023 Ohio State 4 Miler will be held on the Sunday, April 16 one day after the 2023 Ohio State Football Spring Game.

Is the osu spring game on TV? ›

OSU's spring game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be streamed on

How many attended Alabama spring game? ›

Why A-Day, other spring game crowds fell from peak
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How much were tickets to the Ohio State spring game? ›

General admission prices are $7, plus there will be a limited number of reserved seating options available at $15 and $30. Service charges may apply. Parking is free. The spring game exhibition will be the first opportunity for fans to see quarterbacks Kyle McCord and Devin Brown compete in 2023.

How many fans does Ohio State spring game have? ›

2022 Ohio State Spring Game

Ohio State's exhibition featured over 60,000 fans. 60,007, to be exact, one of many tributes to quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who had died tragically in an accident just weeks prior.

What time do doors open for Ohio State Spring game? ›

First aid stations are located throughout Ohio Stadium at 16A, 17A, 11B, 12B, 23C, 24C and 32A. These stations are staffed two hours prior to kickoff and will remain open for 20 minutes after the game. Programs are available inside the entrance gates on the various concourses. Ohio Stadium gates will open at 10am.

How many quarters is the Ohio State spring game? ›

“The first couple drives with the 1's will be thud, but everything else will be live,” Day said. Day said the 2's will face off next before going into a full four quarters, though the clock might run toward the end of the game after the players have gotten adequate time to play in a “live” competition.

What time do the gates open for the Ohio State Spring game? ›

Gates open at 9 a.m. The game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.

Has Ohio State ever won the College World Series? ›

Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, has been the home field of the program since 1997. The team won a National Title in 1966, and also 14 Big Ten Titles throughout the team's history.
Ohio State Buckeyes baseball.
Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team
ColorsScarlet and gray
NCAA Tournament champions
College World Series runner-up
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Has Ohio State ever won a championship? ›

Ohio State — 8. Ohio State officially formed a football team in 1890, but the Buckeyes wouldn't win a national championship until 1942.

Has Ohio State ever won the NCAA championship? ›

The Buckeyes have won one national championship (1960), been the national runner-up four times, appeared in 10 Final Fours (one additional appearance has been vacated by the NCAA), and appeared in 27 NCAA Tournaments (four other appearances have been vacated).

What bowl is osu playing in 2023? ›

2023 Ohio State Football Schedule
Nov. 25, 2023at MichiganTBA
Dec. 2, 2023Big Ten ChampionshipTBA
Jan. 1, 2024Rose Bowl (CFP Semi)TBA
Jan. 31, 2024Sugar Bowl (CFP Semi)TBA
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What bowl is Ohio State in 2023? ›

He's widely expected to pick Georgia despite trending toward Ohio State early in the process. That said, kickoff for the 2023 All-American Bowl is set for 1 p.m. ET on NBC. Get your Ohio State football and basketball tickets from SI Tickets.

What is osu ranked in 2023? ›

The Ohio State University's ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #49. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,936; out-of-state tuition and fees are $35,019.

Does the osu marching band play at spring game? ›

The Ohio State University Athletic Band performs at various Ohio State varsity sporting events during the autumn and spring semesters, with the exception of fall football games. The number of participants in Athletic Band each semester varies between 250-300 members.

How many people go to Ohio State football games? ›

Ohio Stadium
OperatorOhio State University Department of Athletics
Capacity102,780 (since 2019)
Record attendance110,045 (November 26, 2016 vs. Michigan)
SurfaceFieldTurf (2007–present) AstroTurf (1971–1989) Grass (1922–1970, 1990–2006)
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Will OSU be on ESPN? ›

No, you can't watch Ohio State football games on ESPN+. ESPN+ only carries smaller college football matchups that major media players don't have interest in. Ohio State's lowest tier matchups will air on Big Ten Network, not ESPN+. It's also important to note that Ohio State's ESPN games won't be simulcast on ESPN+.

Does Alabama have a spring game? ›

Alabama football has made its A-Day spring game time and date official. UA announced the game will be played at 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 22. The game will be the cap on spring practices that start March 20 as Nick Saban prepares for his 17th season as coach at Alabama.

What NFL team has the most active Alabama players? ›

The Patriots boast starting quarterback Mac Jones, running back Damien Harris, defensive tackle Christian Barmore, linebackers Anfernee Jennings and Mack Wilson and they signed defensive lineman LaBryan Ray as an undrafted free agent this week to give them the most Crimson Tide players in the NFL.

What team has Alabama played the most? ›

Mississippi State

How much is a hot dog at Ohio State football game? ›


A hot dog is $4 and a slice of Donatos pizza is $8, among other concession offerings throughout the concourse, while a domestic beer is $8. Ohio State began beer sales for all spectators in 2016. Refillable souvenir soda is also $8.

How do you get tickets to Ohio State Spring game? ›

The date for the 2023 LiFEsports Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 15, at noon in the 'Shoe. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at General admission prices are $7, plus there will be a limited number of reserved seating options available at $15 and $30.

How much are Ohio State football season tickets 2023? ›

Ohio State 2023 football ticket prices announced
Football Ticket Pricing – 2023 Season
OpponentZone 1Zone 4
Season Ticket (Public)$944$650
Season Ticket (Faculty/Staff)$774$533
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Who is the biggest Ohio State fan? ›

Jon “Big Nut” Peters has his top three priorities straight: God, family, and the Buckeyes. Although, he admits, “family and the Buckeyes are more like 2a and 2b.” Peters, a native of the Fremont area near Toledo, lived on his grandparents' dairy farm until age 10.

What is the largest crowd at Ohio State Stadium? ›


Who is the most famous Ohio State football player? ›

Archie Griffin, Running Back (1972-'75)

Not only is Griffin the greatest player in Ohio State football history, but perhaps ever in all of the college game.

Can you drink at Ohio State tailgates? ›

Ohio Open Container Laws

Ohio has an open container law that prohibits possessing an open container of alcohol in a car or in public. That means it's illegal to drink in public parking lots and on public streets – even for tailgating.

Can you drink alcohol at Ohio State football games? ›

Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted at Ohio State University Athletic Facilities.

Can you drink at an Ohio State game? ›

Yes. Alcohol is available at Ohio Stadium.

How much is an Ohio State quarter? ›

According to the NGC Price Guide, as of March 2023, a State Quarter from 2002 in circulated condition is worth between $0.30 and $0.40. However, on the open market 2002 D Quarters in pristine, uncirculated condition sell for as much as $4000.

How many quarters are in a spring football game? ›

The spring game — shortened to two 15-minute quarters — is essentially a scrimmage between the offense and defense.

When did Ohio State switch from quarters to semesters? ›

In 2012, The Ohio State University transitioned from a quarter calendar to a semester calendar, with the first semester being held in the Summer Term of 2012.

Does Ohio State do spring rush? ›

Sorority and fraternity recruitment takes place all year long. For Panhellenic sororities, formal recruitment occurs during the beginning of spring semester. Freshmen students may join an organization after obtaining 2.5 GPA and earning 12 university credit hours.

Can you bring water into the Ohio State Stadium? ›

Outside food and beverages, coolers, bottles and cans are not permitted.

Is the Ohio State spring game free? ›

Here's how to get tickets. Tickets for Ohio State's 2023 spring game are still on sale. General admission tickets on Ticketmaster are $7, while a limited number of reserved seating options are available for $15 and $30.

What college team has won the most games in history? ›

The following list displays the records for the top 100 football programs by total wins in the NCAA. The last tied game in college football was in 1995, with overtime rules coming into effect in the 1996 season.
Teams ranked by total wins.
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What coach has won the most College World Series? ›

Which coaches have the most Men's College World Series wins?
  • Skip Bertman, LSU: 29.
  • Ron Fraser, Miami (FL): 26.
  • Ray Tanner, South Carolina: 23.
  • Jim Morris, Miami (FL), and Mike Martin, Florida State: 22.
  • Pat Casey, Oregon State: 21.
  • Bibb Falk, Texas: 2.
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How many championships has Alabama won? ›

The University of Alabama is home to EIGHTEEN national championships in football, the most of any school in the Southeastern Conference and among the most in the country.

Who has won more Ohio State or Michigan? ›


Has any college football team won 3 national championships in a row? ›

College football three peat history

The answer to that question comes out of the distant past and the Big Ten: college football has seen one official three peat in its long history, courtesy of Minnesota, which won three straight national championships in 1934, 1935, and 1936.

What school in Ohio has the most state championships? ›

No. of titlesSchoolFirst
32Cincinnati St. Xavier1970
28Lakewood St. Edward1978
24Gates Mills Hawken1984
17Upper Arlington1941
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What Ohio State QB won national championship? ›

Cardale Jones

How many Heisman winners does Ohio State have? ›

Ohio State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame are tied with the Heisman Trophy winners all-time with seven each.

How can I watch the 2023 college football championship? ›

The main telecast will broadcast on ESPN and the ESPN App beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. ESPN's signature MegaCast production will offer 12 different presentations of the CFP National Championship game across ESPN platforms.

Will the Ohio State game be on Amazon Prime? ›

Can I watch the Ohio State game on Amazon Prime? You can't watch Ohio State games on Amazon Prime. The service doesn't give access to channels like ABC, the Big Ten Network, or Fox which air Ohio State games.

What streaming service is the Ohio State game on? ›

Streaming Ohio State football live without cable
fuboTVHulu + Live TV
Big Ten Network
FOX Sports 1

Can you get the Ohio State game on Hulu? ›

Hulu + Live TV subscribers can watch college football games on ESPN, ABC, BTN, FOX, FS1, CBS, and SEC ESPN Network.

Where are the 2023 College Football Playoff games? ›

The 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship was a college football bowl game played on January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

What bowl is college football championship 2023? ›

2023 College Football National Championship - TV Schedule, Teams, Bracket. WHEN: Monday, January 9, 2023 at 8PM ET. With the new year comes a new team named the college national champs! On the road to college football championship glory, the Peach Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl served as the playoffs this year.

How can I watch college football for free without cable? ›

How to Watch College Football Online and Over the Air Without Cable
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  5. Stream college football with Paramount Plus.
Jan 11, 2023

Are the games on Amazon Prime free? ›

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Where can I watch the Ohio State game for free? ›

WATCH LIVE FOR FREE: (FREE trial); DirecTV Stream (FREE trial); Hulu + Live TV (FREE trial) and Sling TV (promotional offers). C.J. Stroud had five touchdown passes for the Buckeyes in a 56-14 rout of Indiana. The Terrapins are coming off a shutout loss at Penn State, 30-0.

How can I watch the Ohio State game without cable? ›

  1. FuboTV.
  3. Sling TV. Devices. Local Channels. Packages. Christmas Movies. 2023 NCAA Sports. NCAA Bowl Games. NCAA Volleyball.
  4. Hulu + Live TV.
  5. Philo.
  6. Vidgo.
  7. Others. Amazon Prime. AMC+ DAZN. Disney+ ESPN+ Fanatiz. FITE TV. FloSports. Hayu. Hulu. KlowdTV. NBA League Pass. Netflix. NFHS Network. NFL Game Pass (Intl) NFL+ Paramount+
Mar 26, 2023

Is the Fox Sports app free? ›

Frequently Asked Questions. Is the FOX Sports app free? The app is free to download. But to have access to live games, highlights, shows, news, and more you must have a Pay TV subscription.

Can I watch Ohio State football on Paramount plus? ›

Yes, as long as you have a Premium plan, you can watch SEC events that air on CBS by accessing Live TV on the Paramount+ app or on Game availability depends on your local market, so make sure to check your local listings for the game that will be carried in your area.

Can you get Ohio State football on Roku? ›

You can watch Ohio State on Roku with one of these streaming services: Sling.

What is the cheapest way to watch college football games? ›

Best ways to watch college football games

Best for streaming: fuboTV ($74.99–$94.99/mo.) Best value: Sling TV ($40.00–$55.00/mo.) Cheapest: ESPN+ ($9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr.)

Can you watch the Alabama game on Hulu? ›

Hulu + Live TV lets you stream every major college football game through its live TV channels. Since the service comes with all the leading local networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, you can watch every live game that broadcasts on these channels.

How can I watch the Alabama game? ›

CBS and ESPN broadcast a majority of the Alabama football games. You can also find select games on ABC, ESPN2, and FOX Sports 1. And additional games are available on SEC Network, the dedicated channel for Southeastern Conference games.


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