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Western Kentucky University football coach Tyson Helton speaks WKU Football Media Day.

Western Kentucky announced Thursday it has added a 2023 football date with Ohio State.

The Hilltoppers will play at Ohio State in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 16, 2023.

“We continually strive to play a compelling and challenging non-conference schedule, and Ohio State is certainly one of the most accomplished programs in the history of college football,” Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said in a news release.

“Facing a program that has had elite success on a national level like Ohio State is an outstanding opportunity and will likely bring national television exposure. Columbus, Ohio, is also less than 350 miles from Bowling Green, enabling our fans to make the trip and support us in an exciting matchup in a historic collegiate football venue.”

The 2023 game will be the first meeting between the schools. WKU will face at least one team from the Big 10 conference each year from 2020-2023.

Also Thursday, WKU confirmed new dates for previously slated games.

The Hilltoppers will play at Alabama on Aug. 31, 2024, and at South Florida on Sept. 21, 2024.

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