Ohio State Football Scheduling Announcements
May 16, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State football schedules for the 2020 and 2021 seasons are now complete with the addition of the University of Buffalo to the 2020 schedule (Sept. 19 at Ohio Stadium) and the  University of Akron to the 2021 schedule (Sept. 25 at Ohio Stadium).

Ohio State's 2020 campaign now includes non-conference home games against Mid-American Conference schools Bowling Green and Buffalo on either side of a Power 5 contest at Pac-12 member Oregon. Games that season outside of the Big Ten Conference East matchups are against Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois. 

The 2021 schedule features the home half of the two-game series against Oregon - Sept. 11 - followed consecutively by non-conference matchups against Tulsa and Akron. Ohio State will open the 2021 season at Minnesota and the team will also play divisional crossover games at Nebraska and against Purdue.

Ohio State and Akron have met eight times previously with Ohio State holding a 7-1 edge in the series. The last meeting between the two teams came in the 2011 season.

The game against Buffalo will be just the second contest between the two teams with the only other contest being played in 2013, a 40-20 Ohio State win.

Dates Changed for Ohio State versus Texas Series
In additional football scheduling news: Ohio State and the University of Texas have mutually agreed to move the dates for their two-game, home-and-home series from the 2022 and 2023 seasons to the 2025 and 2026 seasons, respectively. The schedule for the Ohio State/Texas series now features:

• Ohio State traveling to Austin, Texas to play the Longhorns on Aug. 30, 2025; and
• Texas traveling to Columbus for the return game at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 5, 2026.

Ohio State versus TCU: Prime Time Start
ABC announced the first three weeks of its prime time lineup today and the Ohio State vs. TCU game, Sept. 15 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be an ABC Saturday Night Football broadcast with an 8 p.m. (Eastern) start.

Future Schedules
2018 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 1 - Oregon State
Sept. 8 - Rutgers
Sept. 15 - vs. TCU* - 8 p.m. on ABC
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; Arlington

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 - Buffalo
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
Dec. 5 - Big Ten Championship Game

2021 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 4 - at Minnesota
Sept. 11 - Oregon
Sept. 18 - Tulsa
Sept. 25 - Akron
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
Dec. 4 - Big Ten Championship Game

2022 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 3 - Notre Dame 

2023 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 23 - at Notre Dame

2024 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 7 - at Washington

2025 Ohio State Football Schedule
Aug. 30 - at Texas
Sept. 13 - Washington

2026 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 5 - Texas
Sept. 19 - Boston College

2027 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 18 - at Boston College