Football Dates Announced With Buffalo and Cincinnati
Feb. 10, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two football game dates were announced today by The Ohio State University Department of Athletics: Ohio State will host the Buffalo Bulls of the Mid-American Conference Sept. 21, 2013; and the series of games between Ohio State and Big East Conference member Cincinnati now includes a game set for Sept. 8, 2018 at Ohio Stadium.
The one-game commitment with Buffalo, which will pay the university $1 million, completes the 2013 Ohio State non-conference schedule. The Buckeyes will host Vanderbilt (Aug. 31) to open the 2013 season with a home game against Florida A&M to follow (Sept. 7).
Game 3 in 2013 will send Ohio State out west Sept. 14 against the University of California. This will be the Buckeyes first visit to Berkeley since 1972, and the game will be played in a renovated and modernized Memorial Stadium. The first-ever game with Buffalo is set for the following week.
Buffalo was 3-9 this past season and 2-6 in the Mid American Conference. Jeff Quinn is in his third year as Buffalo head coach. An assistant coach on a Brian Kelly coaching staff for 19 years (Grand Valley State, Central Michigan and Cincinnati), Quinn was hired Dec. 22, 2009, after a three-year run with the Cincinnati Bearcats, during which time the team posted a 33-7 record. Quinn was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Bearcats.
The 2018 game date with Cincinnati was recently agreed upon after an original 2012 date was postponed last fall by mutual agreement. The teams are also set to meet Sept. 27, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State holds a 13-2 edge in the gridiron series with Cincinnati. The teams have played four times in the last 13 seasons (since 1999) after not playing for 68 seasons.
Buckeyes vs. the Bearcats
Sept. 27, 2014 at Ohio Stadium
Sept. 8, 2018 at Ohio Stadium