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Aug. 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University has reached agreements with two schools on football game dates, and schedules for the 2017 and 2019 football seasons are now complete. Only one game in the 2018 season is needed for Ohio State to have completed schedules through 2019.

The two new additions on Ohio State’s future schedules are against the United State Military Academy (Army) on Sept. 16, 2017, and against Florida Atlantic University on Aug. 31, 2019. Both contests will be played in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio Stadium.

The games will be the first meeting against each opponent for Ohio State. Army, one of three Football Bowl Subdivision independent teams (along with Notre Dame and BYU), is coached by second-year mentor Jeff Monken. Army is coming off a 4-8 season in 2014 and faces a 2015 schedule that includes Big Ten Conference teams Penn State and Rutgers.

Florida Atlantic is a member of Conference USA. The Owls are coached by Charlie Partridge, who is also in his second year as head coach. FAU was 3-9 in 2014 with a schedule that included games against Nebraska and Alabama to open the season. This year the Owls will play the Miami Hurricanes and Florida.

The games against Army and Florida Atlantic are one-game agreements. Ohio State does boast an impressive slate of future non-conference home-and-home series, including games with:

  • Virginia Tech: the Labor Day game Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va., completes this series;
  • Oklahoma: Sept. 17, 2016 in Norman, Okla., and Sept. 9, 2017 in Columbus;
  • TCU: Sept. 15, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas, and Sept 21, 2019 in Columbus;
  • Oregon: Sept. 12, 2020 in Eugene, Ore., and Sept. 11, 2021 in Columbus;
  • Notre Dame: Sept. 3, 2022 in Columbus, and Sept. 23, 2023 in South Bend;
  • Texas: Sept 17, 2022 in Austin, Texas, and Sept. 16, 2023 in Columbus; and
  • Boston College: Sept. 9, 2023 in Columbus, and Sept. 2, 2024 (Labor Day) in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Note: Ohio State and the University of Oklahoma agreed to change the date of their 2017 game in Columbus from the initial agreement date of Sept. 16 to Sept. 9.

Ohio State Schedules

2015 Ohio State Football Schedule Sept. 7 – at Virginia Tech (8 p.m. on ESPN)
Sept. 12 – Hawaii (3:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network) Alumni Band Game
Sept. 19 – Northern Illinois (3:30 p.m. on ABC with ESPN2 reverse mirror) Hall of Fame Game
Sept. 26 – Western Michigan Student-Athlete Scarlet & Gray Game
Oct. 3 – at Indiana
Oct. 10 – Maryland (12 Noon; TV carrier TBD) Homecoming
Oct. 17 – Penn State (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Oct. 24 – at Rutgers (8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
Oct. 31 – Off
Nov. 7 – Minnesota (7 or 8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) Military Appreciation Game
Nov. 14 – at Illinois
Nov. 21 – Michigan State
Nov. 28 – at Michigan
Dec. 5 – Big Ten Championship Game

2016 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 3 – Bowling Green
Sept. 10 – Tulsa
Sept. 17 – at Oklahoma
Sept. 24 – Off
Oct. 1 – Rutgers
Oct. 8 – Indiana
Oct. 15 – at Wisconsin
Oct. 22 – at Penn State
Oct. 29 – Northwestern
Nov. 5 – Nebraska
Nov. 12 – at Maryland
Nov. 19 – at Michigan State
Nov. 26 – Michigan
Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game

2017 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 2 – at Indiana
Sept. 9 – Oklahoma
Sept. 16 – Army
Sept. 23 – UNLV
Sept. 30 – at Rutgers
Oct. 7 – Maryland
Oct. 14 – at Nebraska
Oct. 21 – Off
Oct. 28 – Penn State
Nov. 4 – at Iowa
Nov. 11 – Michigan State
Nov. 18 – Illinois
Nov. 25 – at Michigan
Dec. 2 – Big Ten Championship Game

2018 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 1 – Oregon State
Sept. 8 – Rutgers
Sept. 15 – at TCU
Sept. 22 – TBA
Sept. 29 – at Penn State
Oct. 6 – Indiana
Oct. 13 – Minnesota
Oct. 20 – at Purdue
Oct. 27 – Off
Nov. 3 – Nebraska
Nov. 10 – at Michigan State
Nov. 17 – at Maryland
Nov. 24 – Michigan

2019 Ohio State Football Schedule
Aug. 31 – Florida Atlantic
Sept. 7 – Cincinnati
Sept. 14 – at Indiana
Sept. 21 – TCU
Sept. 28 – at Nebraska
Oct. 5 – Michigan State
Oct. 12 – Off
Oct. 19 – at Northwestern
Oct. 26 – Wisconsin
Nov. 2 – Off
Nov. 9 – Maryland
Nov. 16 – at Rutgers
Nov. 23 – Penn State
Nov. 30 – at Michigan

2020 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 12 – at Oregon

2021 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 11 – Oregon

2022 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 3 – Notre Dame
Sept. 17 – at Texas

2023 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 9 – Boston College
Sept. 16 – Texas
Sept. 23 – at Notre Dame

2024 Ohio State Football Schedule
Sept. 2 – at Boston College