Ohio State's Big Ten Schedules Announced for 2020 and 2021

By Dan Hope on September 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm
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If Ohio State's loss to Oklahoma has you looking ahead to the future, you can now begin planning for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The Big Ten announced its schedules for the 2020 and 2021 seasons on Tuesday, revealing which conference opponents Ohio State will play in each of those years.

Ohio State is scheduled to play home games against Rutgers, Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana and Michigan and road games against Michigan State, Penn State, Maryland and Illinois in 2020.

The Buckeyes will open the season on the road against Minnesota in 2021. Ohio State will also travel to Nebraska, Rutgers, Indiana and Michigan in 2021, while the Buckeyes will host Purdue, Michigan State, Maryland and Penn State.

Ohio State had already scheduled a home opener against Bowling Green and a road game at Oregon for its first two games in 2020, while the Buckeyes will host Oregon and Tulsa in their second and third games of 2021, leaving the Buckeyes with just one open slot on their schedules for each of those seasons. Both of those games will be non-conference home games, likely against non-Power 5 opponents.

The schedules as they currently stand are below. Big Ten games are bolded and highlighted.

2020 Schedule
Date Opponent
Sat, Sept. 12 at OREGON
Sat, Sept. 19 TBD
Sat, Sept. 26 RUTGERS
Sat, Oct. 3 Off
Sat, Oct. 10 IOWA
Sat, Oct. 17 at MICHIGAN STATE
Sat, Oct. 24 at PENN STATE
Sat, Oct. 31 NEBRASKA
Sat, Nov. 7 INDIANA
Sat, Nov. 14 at MARYLAND
Sat, Nov. 21 at ILLINOIS
Sat, Nov. 28 MICHIGAN
2021 Schedule
Date opponent
Sat, Sept. 4 at MINNESOTA
Sat, Sept. 11 OREGON
Sat, Sept. 18 TULSA
Sat, Sept. 25 TBD
Sat, Oct. 2 at NEBRASKA
Sat, Oct. 9 PURDUE
Sat, Oct. 16 Off
Sat, Oct. 23 at RUTGERS
Sat, Nov. 6 at INDIANA
Sat., Nov. 13 MARYLAND
Sat, Nov. 20 PENN STATE
Sat, Nov. 27 at MICHIGAN

Ohio State's 2018 and 2019 schedules have already been finalized, while non-conference home-and-homes against Texas and Notre Dame in 2022 and 2023, against Washington in 2024 and 2025 and against Boston College in 2026 and 2027 have also already been scheduled. For a full breakdown of Ohio State's future games that have already been scheduled, visit our Future Schedules page.

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