Ohio State’s football season is scheduled to start Oct. 24 with a game against Nebraska at Ohio Stadium and the Michigan game has returned to its traditional position as the final regular-season game on the latest revised Big Ten schedule, which was announced Saturday.
This schedule was put together since the Big Ten announced on Wednesday that it would play football this season, reversing an Aug. 11 decision not to play because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
OSU’s second game, at Penn State on Oct. 31, will be possibly the biggest game in the Big Ten this season.
The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions are regarded as the two best teams in the Big Ten and as possible College Football Playoff contenders.
After that match-up, Ohio State has a home game against Rutgers on Nov. 7. It goes to Maryland Nov. 14, is at home against Indiana on Nov. 21, plays at Illinois on Nov. 28, goes to Michigan State on Dec. 5 and faces Michigan at Ohio Stadium on Dec. 12.
The Big Ten championship game is scheduled Dec. 19 in Indianapolis.
This year, every Big Ten team will have a game the week of the championship game. The second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh teams in the East Division will play the teams in the same position in the West Division.
It is possible some Big Ten games will be played on days other than Saturday. Those scheduling decisions will be made at a later date.
Ohio State originally was scheduled to start its season Sept. 5 against Bowling Green before the Big Ten announced in July it would play a conference only schedule, which had OSU opening the season on Sept. 3 at Illinois.
No plans for fans to attend games have been decided
That schedule was canceled by the conference’s Aug. 11 decision.
Ohio State schedule
Oct. 24: Nebraska
Oct. 31: at Penn State
Nov. 7: Rutgers
Nov. 14: at Maryland
Nov. 21: Indiana
Nov. 28: at Illinois
Dec. 5: at Michigan State
Dec. 12: Michigan
Dec. 19: Big Ten championship in Indianapolis
Reach Jim Naveau at 567-242-0414.