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Ohio State Replaces UConn With Grambling State On 2025 Schedule

By June 17, 2024 (3:35 pm)Football

Ohio State announced a tweak to its 2025 non conference schedule on Monday, which has the Buckeyes canceling their Oct. 18 contest with UConn and replacing it with a Sept. 6 home game against Grambling State. 

According to an Ohio State football spokesperson, both the Huskies and Buckeyes mutually agreed to cancel the matchup, which would have been the first ever contest between the two programs. Instead, the Buckeyes will welcome a Grambling State program that has also never played Ohio State. 

The Tigers, currently led by former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, are members of the Football Championship Subdivision, or FCS, and compete in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, or SWAC. They finished with a 5-6 record (4-4 in conference play) last season.

As currently constructed, Grambling State was one of two non conference opponents on Ohio State’s 2025 schedule, joining Texas, who the Buckeyes will welcome to Ohio Stadium to open the season on Aug. 30. Ohio State will also play Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers and UCLA at home and Illinois, Purdue, Washington, Wisconsin and Michigan on the road.

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