KU’s road opener at Ohio moved up, to air on ESPNU

Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise (96) wraps up Ohio running back Dorian Brown (28) during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. At left is Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2).

With Hurricane Irma leaving many college football programs in the southeast scrambling to rearrange their schedules, the Worldwide Leader in Sports found a gap in its programming which the Kansas Jayhawks will help fill.

Originally scheduled to air via online streaming service Watch ESPN (otherwise known as ESPN3), KU’s Week 3 trip to Ohio has been moved to ESPNU.

To accommodate ESPN, kickoff time for the Jayhawks’ final non-conference game of the season has been moved, too, from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m.

KU enters Athens, Ohio, this coming weekend 1-1 after a 45-27 home loss to another Mid-American Conference team, Central Michigan. The Bobcats are 1-1, as well, following a 44-21 loss at Purdue this past Friday.

Kansas lost in Lawrence, 37-21, to Ohio, in 2016. Ohio is 2-0 all-time versus the Jayhawks, having also won at Memorial Stadium in 1967.

The Jayhawks have lost 44 consecutive games away from Lawrence.