OOC/Bowl Game Matchups You'd Like to See in the Future

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jcaseyii's picture

Michigan would probably lose that one again. 

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KCAlum's picture

How about Florida, Auburn, or Georgia play a road game north of the Mason Dixon line for once in their history?  At least LSU and Alabama have done it a couple times.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

Hell Florida won't even leave their state for an OOC game. 

Would love home and homes against ANY oft hose mentioned though. Would be a blast. 

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RoyWalley's picture

Georgia did play at ND in 2018

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Shh, that hurts the narrative that SEC teams turn to pumpkins if they're exposed to sub 50 degree temperatures. 

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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GINNandjuice's picture

The Natty held in the North

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matt.green14's picture

You’ll get your wish here soon. I believe it’s either next year or the year after at Indy.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

2021: Miami
2022: Indianapolis
2023: New LA stadium
2024: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

I would expect Minneapolis to be on that list at some point in the next 10-15 years as well and hopefully we can get NYC on there as well. 

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GINNandjuice's picture

Good, so tired of Atlanta and New Orleans

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

New Orleans is an incredible city, Atlanta is just another nice city, nothing crazy. Nice to see that at a minimum of three years in a row the Championship won't be in the south east

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KCAlum's picture

Atlanta has all the efficiency and speed of a southern city and all the beauty/charm and warmth of a northern city. 

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BeatMeechigun's picture

It also seems to have the traffic of Chicago, Toronto, and LA combined.

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Wargor's picture

I wonder if Minneapolis would be considered too unreliable due to weather.  And yeah, baring another roof collapse they might be able to play the game, but if no one can get to it...

And what's this about NYC?  Outdoors, or are they building something I'm not aware of?

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

Blue bloods, I don't care who. Or teams that aren't blue bloods but are Top 10-15 programs every year currently.

Let's get a home and home with Florida State, Alabama, Florida, Clemson, USC (again), Texas (coming soon), etc. 

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MW2014's picture

Oklahoma and Michigan

Alabama and Wisconsin

Georgia and Oregon

Notre Dame and Ohio State (why not, it usually works out well for us)

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GINNandjuice's picture

I would love to play ND every year. 

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PRO8's picture

ND plays the Buckeyes in Cbus 9/3/22

OSU plays ND at ND 9/23/23

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GINNandjuice's picture

Until the Committee starts holding teams accountable for their schedules we will never see some of these match ups. I think its absolutely ludicrous that SEC teams are not penalized for scheduling FCS teams.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

All of those teams schedule huge OOC matchups...

Alabama plays USC next year, Auburn just played Oregon, LSU has a home and home with Texas, Florida plays Florida State every year. Tennessee plays Oklahoma this year I believe. 

We get these matchups already. 

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Wargor's picture

Yeah, that's a good point.  What I'm worried about is the Oregons of the world deciding these games aren't worth it.  With probably any win instead of that close loss to Auburn Oregon is in for 2019.

2018 - Best pac 12 had 3 losses, so that year doesn't count

2017 - USC has 2 losses.  Their non-conf loss is to ND.  Now I know that USC isn't going to stop that rivalry game, but other teams looking at the situation that don't have that kind of rivalry might wonder if a 12-1 pac 12 champ gets in over an 11-1 Alabama that year.

2016 - Washington makes it in playing Rutgers, Idaho, and Portland State

2015 - Stanford has two losses due to running into the Northwestern buzz-saw.  With ND always on the schedule I bet they wish they'd have scheduled Portland State instead of another Power 5 school.  12-1 Stanford is in the discussion with 11-1 Oklahoma.  

2014 - Oregon not hurt by beating MSU (obviously), but I doubt 12-1 Oregon gets left out without that quality win.  

If I'm in the Pac-12 and my goal is to make the playoff, why would I schedule a tough OOC team?  There seems to be enough parity in recent history to suggest that I'm going to lose a conference game each year, so why risk a second loss?  If you have ND on the schedule, schedule two weak ass teams.  If you don't, take your chances with a perennial mid-tier team (MSU, Indiana, various ACC teams not named Clemson, any team from Mississippi, etc.).  We all know these things are set up years in advance, so how much blame do you get for scheduling MSU, a team that has actually made the playoff vs. scheduling Auburn, LSU, Georgia, etc.?  How were you to know 5 years in advance that they'd be mediocre?  You know, aside from history, recruiting rankings, etc.

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Turban Meyer's picture

Alabama has a home-and-home with Wisconsin in 2024/2025. 

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jcaseyii's picture

Waiting until Saban is gone so there isn't and argument with him.

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Turban Meyer's picture

LSU plays at UCLA next season. (Big Whoop)

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

and Texas 

edit: LSU doesn't play UCLA next season 

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Turban Meyer's picture

Auburn plays at Penn State in 2021

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

I didn't realize that. Awesome! 

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HandsOfSweed's picture

Damn. Really? That's gonna be a bare-knuckle bar fight on a Saturday night.

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Turban Meyer's picture

Georgia plays Oregon in Atlanta (boo) in 2022.

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

College Football fans lose when these awesome OOC matchups are played at these natural sites. Boring AF 

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KCAlum's picture

Nothing says College Football better than a sterile NFL stadium with all the home team logos draped over so they don't show, and the college teams' names hastily stenciled in the end zone with the color of the grass bleeding through. 

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Turban Meyer's picture

And scheduled to play at Oklahoma in 2023. And Clemson in Atlanta in 2024. 

(all subject to change of course)

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Gratefulbuck's picture

Ohio State vs USF

It’s a short and easy drive. I’m selfish. 

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

Would not be opposed to that at all as long as they played a Top 25 P5 team in that same OOC schedule.

Nice little trip to Tampa, good for recruiting, why not? 

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Goby's picture

I'd love to see any SUC team play a road game against any B1G team on chicken shit Saturday.

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever.

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EnonBuck79's picture

Western Reserve needs a beatdown. It's the only school in State with a winning record vs. the Buckeyes. 6-5-1.
Playing Oberlin to get revenge for 1921 (a 7-6 loss) would be nice as well.

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Hovenaut's picture

The winlessness against FSU isn't so fun for me...

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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allinosu's picture

Not as much as Clemson but I'm with you.

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c92996p's picture

Until teams are held accountable for scheduling, I want to see us play Bowling Green, Akron, and Kent State every year.  

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allinosu's picture

Equally accountable is the key. When the SEC is given extra credit for playing each other (even in a loss) then the table is tilted.

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FeedZeke420's picture

Bucks OOC against any of the following

Tennessee
Alabama
Florida
Clemson
UGA
LSU
Texas

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Navy vs TTUN

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BeatMeechigun's picture

Great topic!
And fully agree on axing the neutral site games. Heck I think Jerry World hosted like 7 or 8 college games last year! ATL's Mercedes Benz Stadium probably wasn't far behind.

Involving Ohio State:
1. Keep rotating the blue bloods we've historically scheduled: OU, ND, Texas, USC. Aka, let's get series with USC and OU for 15-20 years out. I'd love to see a home and home with Bama or LSU, but I don't want to give up keeping these 4 listed on our premier OOC rotations.
2. The top level of the SEC - LSU, Bama, UGA (just added to our schedule), Florida. Even Tennessee and A&M would be cool for their stadiums.
3. FSU or Clemson. UNC or Pitt (our most frequent OOC opponent) would be cool as a second P5 OOC opponent.
4. For historical purposes, the PAC teams - Oregon and UW are already on the schedule, but Stanford and UCLA are due. ASU would be ok as well or Colorado (awesome setting). Id love to see these as second P5 OOC opponents to the USC's, ND's, OU's, Texas's.

So ideally, I'd love to see CFB ax neutral site games aside from historical ones like OU-Texas in the Cotton Bowl and FLA-UGA in the Gator Bowl and I'd love to see the committee reward tougher schedules (cough, 2017 was the chance, cough) to drive better schedules and better games. I'd love to see more OSU schedules like 1995 where we had ND, Washington, BC and Pitt...today even two of those opponents in the same year would be a great OOC schedule.

Not involving Ohio State:
Michigan - USC, Michigan - OU, Michigan - FSU
PSU - UGA, PSU - LSU, PSU - FLA
Texas - Texas A&M
Pitt - Penn State (should be annual)
WVU - Pitt (should also be annual)
Texas - USC
Florida vs any top 25 PAC, BIG, or BIG XII program as an away game.
Kentucky - IU ...not a huge draw for eyeballs, but used to be an annual rivalry
Nebraska - Texas (it was great to see the Huskers get Colorado on the schedule this year and OU coming up. Great historic rivalries)
Clemson - UGA

More mid-Big Ten vs. mid SEC home and homes...as in any... Minnesota - Auburn, Iowa - Tennessee, Wisconsin - A&M, Mizzou - Illinois, etc.

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BuckInChicago's picture

I'm living in Pasadena now and want to see UCLA vs OSU so I can check out the Buckeyes at the Rose Bowl (regular season is fine, I know the post season will come soon enough... I missed the 2019 game unfortunately).  

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes

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BeatMeechigun's picture

Hopefully you get the real thing next year with the CFP!

I know the Buckeyes would fill it up for even a September game vs UCLA, but the New Year's day in-stadium experience seeing the sun go down reflecting its sunset on the San Gabriel mountains is just amazing.  Nothing in sports like New Year's day at the Rose Bowl.  

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Brooksie's picture

Alabama/Clemson any where north of the Mason Dixon line - outdoors, dealing with the elements - AFTER Nov. 15.

Screw this antiseptic bullshit of always rigging your schedule to play nothing but games in the south or in domes.

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rotsbu's picture

I am no fan of SEC preferential treatment or Chicken **** Saturday.  However, how realistic is it for a southern team to come north in November during the heart of conference play.  Even, if by some miracle, a team like Bama wanted to play a big OOC game instead of an FCS school in November, who would be able to reciprocate and not already have a conference game?

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Wargor's picture

I don't see it ever happening, but with 5+ year's notice I think it could be done.  the B1G has a few conference games in the first 3 weeks of the season, so some teams are having OOC later in the season.  

By the time Alabama is willing to come here in November it won't be cold enough in November to make anyone happy about it anyway.

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

This is a dumb drum that a lot of Buckeye fans keep beating. 

Fact: No one, including Northern teams, like playing games in freezing temperatures/snow. 

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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stxbuck's picture

I’d like to see tOSU play Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State at home and on the road.

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

I too would like to schedule some middle of the road SEC teams that may or may not be decent any given year. 

If we beat them when they're good, it boosts our resume. If we blow them out when they're bad, we get the satisfaction of blowing out an SEC team. 

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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scarletgray's picture

Lets get some more Texas or even Texas and M,    Seems like barely beating them or loosing to them does nothing to your national rankings 

JDK

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