Ohio State completes 2020 & 2021 football season schedules

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COLUMBUS - The Ohio State University athletic office announced it has completed football schedules for 2020 and 2021 seasons, Wednesday.

Ohio State's 2020 season includes nonconference home games against the Mid-American Conference schools Bowling Green and Buffalo.

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

Ohio State and Akron have met eight times with Ohio State holding a 7-1 lead in the series.

The game against Buffalo will be the second contest between the two teams with the only other contest being playing in 2013, a 40-20 Buckeye 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. They play at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 5, 2026.

Below is the schedule for the next four years for the Ohio State Buckeyes:

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