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Ohio State Replaces Southern Mississippi On 2024 Schedule, Will Face Akron On Aug. 31

By November 21, 2023 (4:10 pm)Football

Ohio State announced a shift on Tuesday to the school’s non-conference schedule for the 2024 season, with a previously scheduled matchup with Southern Mississippi on Aug. 31 now replaced with a game against in-state Akron on that same date.

According to a release from Ohio State, the schools mutually agreed to cancel the game to modify their respective schedules. The rest of Ohio State’s non-conference schedule includes home games against Wester Michigan on Sept. 7 and Marshall on Sept. 21.

This will be the 10th time that Ohio State and Akron have faced off, with the Buckeyes holding an 8-1 lead in the series. The schools first played on Dec. 5, 1891 in a 4-0 win for Ohio State, and Akron’s lone win came on Sept. 5, 1894, in a 12-6 win in Columbus. The teams most recently played on Sept. 25, 2021, in a 59-7 win for Ohio State in Columbus.

Aug. 31AkronColumbus3:30CBS
Sept. 7Western MichiganColumbus7:30BTN
Sept. 14OffN/AN/AN/A
Sept. 21MarshallColumbusTBATBA
Sept. 28at Michigan StateEast Lansing, Mich.TBATBA
Oct. 5IowaColumbusTBATBA
Oct. 12at OregonEugene, Ore.TBATBA
Oct. 19OffN/AN/AN/A
Oct. 26NebraskaColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 2at Penn StateState College, Pa.TBATBA
Nov. 9PurdueColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 16at NorthwesternChicago, Ill.TBATBA
Nov. 23IndianaColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 30MichiganColumbusNoonFOX
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