Ohio State Will Face UConn, Ball State For 1st Time In 2025-26

By March 4, 2020 (8:00 am)Football
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For the first time in program history, Ohio State will take on UConn and Ball State on the gridiron. 

The Buckeyes will host Connecticut, who plays in the American Athletic Conference in 2025, with a home matchup against Ball State from the Mid-American Conference in 2026.

 The game between Ohio State and UConn will take place in Ohio Stadium on Oct. 18, 2025, coming in between Big Ten road games for the Buckeyes at Wisconsin Oct. 11, and at Rutgers Oct. 25.

 By adding UConn to the 2025 nonconference slate, Ohio State completed its 2025 schedule. The Scarlet and Gray have nonconference home matchups against Texas on Aug. 30 to open the season and, following an open date, against Washington on Sept. 13 for a rematch of the 2019 Rose Bowl.

 Ohio State will host Ball State in Columbus on Sept. 5, 2026 for its season opener. The Big Ten-MAC battle precedes a Big Ten/Big 12 matchup between Ohio State and Texas in Austin, Texas, the next week on Sept.12. Ohio State still has one open date for 2026, and the Big Ten schedule has yet to be released.

 Future Schedules

 2020 Schedule

Sept. 5 – Bowling Green

Sept. 12 – at Oregon

Sept. 19 – Buffalo

Sept. 26 – Rutgers

Oct. 3 – Off

Oct. 10 – Iowa

Oct. 17 – at Michigan State

Oct. 24 – at Penn State

Oct. 31 – Nebraska

Nov. 7 – Indiana

Nov. 14 – at Maryland

Nov. 21 – at Illinois

Nov. 28 – Michigan

Dec. 5 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2021 Schedule

Sept. 2 – at Minnesota

Sept. 11 – Oregon

Sept. 18 – Tulsa

Sept. 25 – Akron

Oct. 2 – at Nebraska

Oct. 9 – Purdue

Oct. 16 – Off

Oct. 23 – at Rutgers

Oct. 30 – Michigan State

Nov. 6 – at Indiana

Nov. 13 – Maryland

Nov. 20 – Penn State

Nov. 27 – at Michigan

Dec. 4 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2022 Schedule

Sept. 3 – Notre Dame

Sept. 10 – Arkansas State

Sept. 17 – Toledo

Sept. 24 – at Michigan State

Oct. 1 – at Penn State

Oct. 8 – Rutgers

Oct. 15 – Iowa

Oct. 22 – Off

Oct. 29 – Indiana

Nov. 5 – at Northwestern

Nov. 12 – Wisconsin

Nov. 19 – at Maryland

Nov. 26 – Michigan

Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2023 Schedule

Sept. 2 – at Indiana

Sept. 9 – San Jose State

Sept. 16 – Western Kentucky

Sept. 23 – at Notre Dame

Sept. 30 – Off

Oct. 7 – Maryland

Oct. 14 – at Purdue

Oct. 21 – Penn State

Oct. 28 – at Wisconsin

Nov. 4 – at Rutgers

Nov. 11 – Michigan State

Nov. 18 – Minnesota

Nov. 25 – at Michigan

Dec. 2 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2024 Schedule

(Two non-conference games/dates TBD)

Sept. 14 – at Washington

Sept. 28 – Illinois

Oct. 5 – Rutgers

Oct. 12 – at Nebraska

Oct. 19 – Off

Oct. 26 – Wisconsin

Nov. 2 – at Maryland

Nov. 9 – at Penn State

Nov. 16 – Indiana

Nov. 23 – at Michigan State

Nov. 30 – Michigan

Dec. 7 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2025 Schedule

Aug. 30 – Texas

Sept. 6 – Off

Sept. 13 – Washington

Sept. 20 – at Indiana

Sept. 27 – at Iowa

Oct. 4 – Maryland

Oct. 11 – at Wisconsin

Oct. 18 – Connecticut

Oct. 25 – at Rutgers

Nov. 1 – Northwestern

Nov. 8 – Off 

Nov. 15 – Penn State

Nov. 22 – Michigan State

Nov. 29 – at Michigan

Dec. 6 – Big Ten Championship Game

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