The Ohio State Buckeyes have added the San Diego State Aztecs to their 2013 football schedule, the school announced today.
Ohio State will host San Diego State at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013. The two schools met three times in the early 2000’s and the Buckeyes came away with the win in each contest.
“San Diego State has a fine football program and we are happy to be able to add them to our schedule,” OSU director of athletics Gene Smith said. “We have had an excellent relationship with SDSU over the years with three exciting, competitive games since 2001.”
With the addition of the SDSU game on Sept. 7, Ohio State has moved their home contest against Florida A&M to Sept. 21. Buffalo occupied the Sept. 21 position on OSU’s schedule and has been moved to the season opener on Aug. 31.
The Vanderbilt Commodores had been set to be Ohio State’s 2013 season opener, but the Commodores backed out last month via a letter.
“We are very appreciative that Buffalo and Florida A&M had some flexibility and were open to changing game dates,” Smith said.
Ohio State’s other non-conference game, which remains unchanged, is a Sept. 14 trip to take on the California Golden Bears.
In Big Ten play, the Buckeyes will host Wisconsin, Iowa, Penn State, and Indiana and will travel to Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois, and Michigan.