Ohio State will host Tulane on September 22, 2018, the schools announced earlier Thursday. The agreement will cover this single game.
“Tulane enhances and completes a non-conference schedule in 2018 that already includes Power 5 conference teams TCU and Oregon State,” said Ohio State Deputy Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond in a release issued by the school. “The Green Wave is part of a fine American Athletic Conference, which produced a New Year’s Day 6 bowl winner last year [Houston over Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl], so its first trip to Ohio Stadium should be exciting for our students and fans.”
Tulane Executive Associate Athletics Director Brandon Macneill echoed those sentiments in his university’s release.
“We are excited for the opportunity to play Ohio State, one of the premier programs in the country. Our coaching staff and players, along with our fans are eager to play against the very best and this should be a great game. There will be a significant number of Tulanians from around the country joining us at the Horseshoe,” stated Macneill.
The game will be the first to be contested between the Green Wave and Buckeyes.
Tulane will be Ohio State’s second non-league opponent in the Horseshoe in 2018 (Oregon State on September 1 the other), with a trip to TCU planned for September 15. The Ohio State tilt joins Georgia Tech (September 8) and Wake Forest (TBA) on Tulane’s 2018 slate.