Ohio State updates future football schedules


Big Ten Conference schedules for 2020 & 2021 set

By Jerry Emig - The Ohio State University Athletics Department



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State football schedules are now nearly complete through the 2021 football season as the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday released conference schedules for the 2020 and 2021 campaigns. One non-conference game for each season – Sept. 19 in 2020 and Sept. 25 in 2021 – still needs to be scheduled for Ohio State.

The 2020 Big Ten schedule for Ohio State includes games against Big Ten West Division teams Iowa (in Columbus), Nebraska (Columbus) and Illinois (Champaign), while the 2021 schedule includes crossover games with west schools Minnesota (Minneapolis), Nebraska (Lincoln) and Purdue (Columbus).

A few notes about the 2020 and 2021 schedules:

§ When Ohio State and Nebraska meet in 2021, it will mark the sixth consecutive season for the two teams to play, a streak that started with the game last season in Columbus;

§ Ohio State will open the 2021 season with a Big Ten game on the road at Minnesota;

§ The game against Purdue in 2021 will mark just the second game with Purdue in eight years and the Boilermakers first visit to Ohio Stadium in nine years. The teams will meet next year in West Lafayette; the first game between the two teams in five years (2013);

§ Ohio State will make its first trip to Minneapolis to play the Golden Gophers since 2014 when the teams kick off the season in 2021; and

§ The 2020 game against Iowa at Ohio Stadium will be only the second visit to Columbus for the Hawkeyes in seven years, or since the 2013 season.

The Buckeyes, 1-1 on the season and ranked No. 8 and No. 9 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls, respectively, host Army for the first time this week at 4:35 p.m. in Ohio Stadium. FOX Sports will be televising.

Future Schedules

2018 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 1 – Oregon State

Sept. 8 – Rutgers

Sept. 15 – vs. TCU*

Sept. 22 – Tulane

Sept. 29 – at Penn State

Oct. 6 – Indiana

Oct. 13 – Minnesota

Oct. 20 – at Purdue

Oct. 27 – Off

Nov. 3 – Nebraska

Nov. 10 – at Michigan State

Nov. 17 – at Maryland

Nov. 24 – Michigan

Dec. 1 – Big Ten Championship Game

*AT&T Stadium; North Dallas

2019 Ohio State Football Schedule

Aug. 31 – Florida Atlantic

Sept. 7 – Cincinnati

Sept. 14 – at Indiana

Sept. 21 – Miami (Ohio)

Sept. 28 – at Nebraska

Oct. 5 – Michigan State

Oct. 12 – Off

Oct. 19 – at Northwestern

Oct. 26 – Wisconsin

Nov. 2 – Off

Nov. 9 – Maryland

Nov. 16 – at Rutgers

Nov. 23 – Penn State

Nov. 30 – at Michigan

Dec. 7 – Big Ten Championship Game

2020 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 5 – Bowling Green

Sept. 12 – at Oregon

Sept. 19 – TBD

Sept. 26 – Rutgers

Oct. 3 – Off

Oct. 10 – Iowa

Oct. 17 – at Michigan State

Oct. 24 – at Penn State

Oct. 31 – Nebraska

Nov. 7 – Indiana

Nov. 14 – at Maryland

Nov. 21 – at Illinois

Nov. 28 – Michigan

2021 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 4 – at Minnesota

Sept. 11 – Oregon

Sept. 18 – Tulsa

Sept. 25 – TBD

Oct. 2 – at Nebraska

Oct. 9 – Purdue

Oct. 16 – Off

Oct. 23 – at Rutgers

Oct. 30 – Michigan State

Nov. 6 – at Indiana

Nov. 13 – Maryland

Nov. 20 – Penn State

Nov. 27 – at Michigan

2022 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 3 – Notre Dame

Sept. 17 – at Texas

2023 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 16 – Texas

Sept. 23 – at Notre Dame

2024 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 7 – at Washington

2025 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 13 – Washington

2026 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 19 – Boston College

2027 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 18 – at Boston College

Big Ten Conference schedules for 2020 & 2021 set

By Jerry Emig

The Ohio State University Athletics Department