Buckeyes Add San Diego State to 2013 Football Schedule

November 2, 2012 at 1:16p    by Chris Lauderback    
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Grayskullsession's picture

Meh

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

bassplayer7770's picture

I see some valuable development time for some young players...

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

honeslty could be worse

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

2 bye weeks?  is that right?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

sirclovis's picture

Yeah I guess we had two bye weeks even before Vanderbilt dropped us.
The first one is between the Northwestern and Iowa games and the second one is between the Purdue and Illinois games.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Wow.  I didn't pick up on that before.  I'll take two byes during big ten play.  healthy healthy healthy.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

BED's picture

It's because we're starting in August, not September.

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/osu-m-footbl-sche...

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Well don't I just feel like the last to know.     ......What's this talk of no bowl game this year anyways?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

sirclovis's picture

I didn't realize until this post that we have two bye weeks. Does this help us or hurt us?

lljjgg's picture

If I understand correctly we'll still have 12 regular season games, so it shouldn't affect us much. What'll hurt us most is that we have 0 big OOC games scheduled next year, if what we're shooting for is to play in the BCS Championship game. Running a B1G schedule doesn't seem to be enough to put you in the Top 2 the way it used to.

bassplayer7770's picture

Just a reminder that SDSU is moving to the Big East in football starting next season.

GoBucks713's picture

Probably a touch better than a MAC team.......

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BED's picture

MAC > Big LEast

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Chris Lauderback's picture

BED linked it but the 2013 is also here for you lazy folks (like me):

 

2013 Schedule

Aug. 31 – Buffalo

Sept. 7 – San Diego State

Sept. 14 – at California

Sept. 21 – Florida A&M

Sept. 28 – Wisconsin

Oct. 5 – at Northwestern

Oct. 12 – Open

Oct. 19 – Iowa

Oct. 26 – Penn State

Nov. 2 – at Purdue

Nov. 9 – Open

Nov. 16 – at Illinois

Nov. 23 – Indiana

Nov. 30 – at Michigan

Poison nuts's picture

That's as favorable a schedule as I've ever seen OSU have...
too much so even. 

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Sept. 21 – Florida A&M

I strongly dislike that we're playing an FCS (D 1-AA) opponent.

BucksfanXC's picture

Wow, how do we not go undefeated next year? And I'm usually in the "cool-your-homerism-jets" kinda fan. I said we'd go 9-3 this year. But I don't see a good team on the schedule next season.

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GABuckeye's picture

We dodge Nebraska & Michigan State next year?  That's definitely not good for national perception - better run the table in convincing fashion.

bassplayer7770's picture

We only play scUM from that division every year, and we rotate the other teams.
EDIT:  I do agree that the perception of our strength of schedule will not be good next season.

BED's picture

We'll play Sparty or Bill Brasky in December in Indy.

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bassplayer7770's picture

Good point.  I hadn't thought of the B1G Championship game.

lljjgg's picture

Strength of schedule will be our biggest hurdle. I don't think we'll gain back true national support until we beat someone big in a BCS game. Here's hoping we're one of only two teams that go undefeated next year.

VHX7's picture

Not that much more boring than Vanderbilt.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Why is the TSUN game so late next year?

Class of 2010.

Bucks43201's picture

Q: Why is the TSUN game so late next year?

A: Hoke has a hibernating period the last week of November, which ends the 29th next year.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

M Man's picture

Because we are all getting two bye weeks, starting in 2013.  Pushes the last game back by a week.
So then you ask, "Why two bye weeks?  What good is that?!?"
Other than, "To slot the B1G Championship Game into a desirable weekend" I have no idea...
 

hodge's picture

I'm more than okay with this.  It's crushing me inside that after this week, I only have about a month of college football left.  

tennbuckeye19's picture

Last year The Game was 11/27. So 2013's game isn't all that late. Although considering it used to be in the 'teens' in November, I like having it later. I checked though, and Thanksgiving is the 28th in 2013.

Alhan's picture

Yep.  If we had 2 bye weeks this year, Wisconsin would be the Thanksgiving game unless the season had started earlier.
It wasn't long ago that we were always done with the season the week before Thanksgiving.  The fact that it could go to the week after (or later with the conference championship) makes me happy and should help eliminate down time before the bowls (remember close to 2 months off before the nat champ?).

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

BED's picture

Thanksgiving is the 28th next year.

*edit - Tenn already said this. /derp.

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jfunk's picture

 
Edit: I can't read a calendar.

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Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Don't love it, don't hate it.  It is what it is at this point, I just hope our (lack of) strength-of-schedule doesn't come back to haunt us next year...

"The revolution will be televised."

NoVA Buckeye's picture

If we could get to the 2002 MNC without beating Iowa, I'm sure we'll be fine.

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