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2016 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule


Record: 11-1, 8-1 (Big Ten)
Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Saturday
Sep. 3
Falcons Bowling Green Falcons
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Noon ET
BTN
Won 77-10
Saturday
Sep. 10
Hurricanes Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
3:30pm ET
ABC
Won 48-3
Saturday
Sep. 17
Sooners at Oklahoma Sooners
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
7:30pm ET
FOX
Won 45-24
Saturday
Sep. 24
OFF
Saturday
Oct. 1
Scarlet Knights Rutgers Scarlet Knights (HC)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Noon ET
BTN
Won 58-0
Saturday
Oct. 8
Hoosiers Indiana Hoosiers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
3:30pm ET
ESPN
Won 38-17
Saturday
Oct. 15
Badgers at Wisconsin Badgers
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
8:00pm ET
ABC
Won 30-23
Saturday
Oct. 22
Nittany Lions at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
8:00pm ET
ABC
Lost 24-21
Saturday
Oct. 29
Wildcats Northwestern Wildcats
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
3:30pm ET
ESPN
Won 24-20
Saturday
Nov. 5
Cornhuskers Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
8:00pm ET
ABC
Won 62-3
Saturday
Nov. 12
Terrapins at Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
3:30pm ET
ESPN
Won 62-3
Saturday
Nov. 19
Spartans at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
Noon ET
ESPN
Won 17-16
Saturday
Nov. 26
Wolverines Michigan Wolverines
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Noon ET
ABC
Won 30-27 (2OT)
2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Saturday
Dec. 31
Tigers Clemson Tigers
U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
7:00pm ET
ESPN
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Tickets

Ohio State Headlines

    1. Caleb Wilkes
      December 5, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Penn State certainly has some good arguments for inclusion, but I think you are not giving the opposing point of view sufficient credit.

      The guidelines state that “When circumstances at the margins indicate that teams are comparable, then the following criteria must be considered:”

      The committee decided that Penn State and Ohio State were not comparable, but rather that Ohio State was at the core better than Penn State. So they did not even have to resort to the 4 criteria factors.

      • Garrett
        December 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm

        It seems to me like PSU and OSU should be comparable, at least according to these factors.

      • Jeff
        December 5, 2016 at 6:58 pm

        One glaring thing left out of this article was the fact that OSU had 1 loss and PSU had 2. That is kind of a big deal. Would be less of a big deal if PSU had higher quality wins, better road wins, better SOS but they do not. The criteria above makes a lot of sense when you compare two teams with the same amount of losses. If we are going to make this thing simple (only conference champions are in), then we wouldn’t need a committee. That’s why we have it, so that they can break down the teams and not rely on simplistic rules for why one team makes it and one doesn’t.

        For those who want to put only conference champions in, are you putting VTech in if they beat Clemson or Florida in if they beat Alabama?

        For those who rely on head-to-head as the end all be all, then every team would be out, other than Alabama. For Penn St, Pitt and Michigan would be in over them (if you ignore win-loss record). If you don’t ignore win-loss record, Michigan would still be in over Penn St, but Ohio State would be in over Michigan.

        Bottom line is this thing isn’t simple, that is why there is a committee.

      • Brandon
        December 6, 2016 at 10:48 am

        *Caleb Wilkes – The problem with that “opposing point of view” is that it doesn’t hold water. The committee’s decision that Ohio St. is “unequivocally better” doesn’t apply here for the simple fact that they LOST to Penn St. ON THE FIELD. I don’t know what sort of alternate dimension I woke up in this week, but where I from we go by logic. And logic would dictate that you can’t deem 1 team better than another team when the 1st team lost to the second team on the field. That makes absolutely no sense, thus it doesn’t fly here.

    2. lost in Va.
      December 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      10 years ago, Urban Meyer said: “only teams that won their conferences should compete for the National Championship”…….yet the Buckeyes did not turn down their Fiesta Bowl/semi-final game invite…..hippocrites.

      • Brandon
        December 6, 2016 at 10:52 am

        I expect nothing less from Urban Meyer. This is the same guy who faked a medical condition just so he could jump ship from having to play Saban and Alabama every other year and ran to a talent loaded team in a weaker conference in Ohio St.

    3. James
      December 5, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Ohio st. had a better overall record and that why they should of been in the big ten champtionship game

      • Travis B
        December 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm

        Uhh what?

        Lol

      • David
        December 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        The old XII method where teams with the same conference record were chosen to represent their division based on the higher BCS ranking, ahead of head-to-head. So, perhaps you’re suggesting that the B1G could choose the entrants to the CCG with the same conference record by overall record.

      • Brandon
        December 6, 2016 at 11:08 am

        *James – Sorry, but that’s not the way teams playing for conference champions are decided. Conference wins are what decides who participates in the conference championship, and Penn St. won their division by beating Ohio St. on the field. Period.

    4. FanOFootball
      December 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Should have been Penn State based on head to head and conference championship. Ohio State may or may not be the better team right now, but they didn’t win their conference. Conference title should be worth something.

    5. HCH
      December 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      This entire argument is pointless. To me, Penn St beat OSU in the head-to-head & won the Big Ten. TV ratings dictated having the Buckeyes in the playoffs. This could all be solved easily & to the delight of fans & big media if we expand to an 8-to-10 team playoff. I’m a Clemson fan.

    6. Keowee
      December 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      the Committee should NOT revise their criteria.

      Every year will have different teams and different nuances. This is where the BCS made mistakes. Nebraska 2001 does not win XII but gets into Championship. So let’s add Bonus Points for Conf Champs. New rules all the time.

      As we have learned from Basketball, the Each year there is a different Committee. One group puts greater emphasis on Non-Conf Schedule, the next emphasizes Record Over Last 10 Games, the next targets Top 50 Wins. Football Committee will eventually work that way too.

      With this Committee: Ohio St wins over Okla, Wisc, Neb, Mich, carry greater weight than Penn St wins over Ohio St, Wisc, Iowa, Temple. Penn St losses to Mich & Pitt carry greater weight than Ohio St loss to Penn St.

      People did not want Computers in charge, so now we have a Committee. But each Committee will have different members. There will not be consistency. The one thing that matters most: the more games you win & the fewer you lose, the better your chances.

    7. Evan
      December 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      A 4 team playoff is different than an 8 team playoff.
      I can see OSU getting picked over PSU in an 8 team playoff (they would have both made it though); however, this is not an 8 team playoff. Criteria must be different.

    8. Rick Kleban
      December 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      The author tried to trick us into believing her argument was sound by assuming her conclusion. She assumed Penn State was comparable, without ever stating that. She is just hoping we are asleep enough that we don’t notice that she made that assumption so she can bait us into believing her argument is valid. But as other readers pointed out, the committee explicitly said they did not view the teams as equal in terms of their body of work. In the future, please know that if we are reading your article, we are not asleep.

    9. David
      December 5, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      To paraphrase Captain Picard…
      ” THERE ARE TWO LOSSES!”
      .
      You don’t lose to Pitt, and lose badly to Michigan, and expect to pass a team whose only loss is a fluke loss to you. Plus, Penn State didn’t face Nebraska, nor Wisconsin (until now). Penn State isn’t even close.

    10. Steve
      December 5, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Penn St. deserved to go. The committee chose who they wanted. They did not consider that OSU barely beat a bad MSU team by one point the week before the Michigan game. Michigan pretty much gave the game away to OSU. Fumbles, interceptions etc. Everyone said Michigan was the better team. So how did the committee have OSU as a solid top 3 team? Answer: bias. They have not forgotten the PSU scandal. PSU can take heart when Clemson embarrasses OSU on New Years Eve.

      • Jeff
        December 5, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        You do realize that your entire argument can be turned against Penn St? First, penn st barely beat Minnesota and Indiana (final score was misleading). Second, that Michigan team OSU barely beat, beat PSU by 39. Third, you argue OSU got lucky bc Michigan gave the game away. Isn’t that exactly what OSU did at Penn St with 2 special teams gifts? If you want to be compared to OSU, schedule tougher and beat pitt. And one more thing; what is your argument going to be next year for the final 4 when your only loss is at OSU and OSU wins the conference championship? You going to only want conference champions then?

    11. JackStriker
      December 5, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      “For those who want to put only conference champions in, are you putting VTech in if they beat Clemson or Florida in if they beat Alabama?”

      JEFF is absolutely correct on this. I think it does suck that it CAN come down to a human decision as opposed to on the field results…….If Penn State beats Pitt, end of discussion.

      That being said, Washington has no chance against ‘Bama. I would have rather seen Michigan vs. ‘Bama and OSU vs. Clemson in playoff.

    12. Dave Bates
      December 6, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Good article Amy! While the playoffs are an improvement to develop and deliver a clear champion I think the real solution may include an expansion to 8 teams. One additional game would certainly help clean up some of the mess. Please don’t tell me about finals and pressures of college because finals are over this week and there is still 4-5 weeks in between for this to occur and let’s face it while there are some tremendous student athletes the majority of these players subscribed to the Cardale Jones philosophy “we are here to play football”!

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    1. Day
      August 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.

    2. Hail Southern!
      August 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.

      • Kevin Kelley
        August 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.

      • Hail Southern!
        August 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

        Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.

      • William Satterwhite
        August 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.

      • H
        August 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

        Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
        So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?

      • Hail Southern!
        August 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!

      • stoopnagle
        August 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        November 19, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        The “REAL” GSU just beat the GaSo clown big talkers AGAIN! GAyTAy!!!
        So GaSo now has a LOSING record against GSU along with
        never beating UGA and GT! So just go STFU !!!!!!!!!!

    3. Matt Rigby
      August 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?

      • David
        August 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.

      • Adam
        August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

        Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:

        Utah-Brigham Young

        When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
        Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
        All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
        Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)

        Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.

      • Bill
        August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?

      • C
        August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        Bill, Utah would be the big brother

      • Mark S
        August 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”

      • Matt
        August 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.

    4. Bill
      August 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.

    5. KF Baxter
      August 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.

      • Wade
        August 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

        BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.

      • Buzz Waldron
        September 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…

    6. zerome4sooners
      August 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother

    7. Sean
      August 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.

    8. scotta@genesyspackaging.com
      August 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?

    9. Craig
      August 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

      I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.

    10. Charles Dean
      November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Where is Alabama-Auburn? Auburn is the ultimate “Little Brother” who lives to beat Big Brother, Alabama. Alabama lives to win national championships; Auburn lives to beat Alabama.

      • Day
        November 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

        When they say little brother, I think they actually mean LITTLE BROTHER! Auburn is not a little brother to Bama, same conference, same league, Auburn has done their fair share of butt whooping on Bama in the past. If that was the case then the article would have Michigan vs Michigan St.

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    1. John Coctosan
      May 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Your site states Tulane is playing Georgia Tech & Wake in 2018.

      • Brian Wilmer
        May 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        We had it listed in one section, but not the other. The copy has been updated – thanks for the heads-up.

    2. Joe
      May 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Probably counts as a power five opponent since Tulane was at one time in the SEC.

      • Jeff
        May 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

        Actually Joe, it doesn’t. As the article mentions, the Buckeye’s already scheduled 2 other power 5 non-conference games in 2018, meaning 67% of their non-conference schedule will be against power 5 opponents. This percentage is higher than all SEC schools in 2018. I wouldn’t have expected you to pick up on that given the lack of education provided down in SEC country.

      • Uga HATER!
        May 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm

        Jeff
        Joe was wrong but why label all Southerns as stupid? Tim Cook, Auburn grad / Dr. James Andrews, LSU / John Grisham, Mississippi State & Ole Miss / Harper Lee, Alabama, William Faulkner, Ole Miss / Robert McNair, South Carolina / Jerry Jones, Arkansas ….just to name a few

      • Title IX
        May 27, 2016 at 8:28 am

        What Jeff is trying to say is that every Southerner is stupid. That includes all African-American Southerners. Jeff is a racist, plain and simple.

      • Jeremy
        May 27, 2016 at 9:24 am

        I’m willing to bet Joe was joking. It’s called sarcasm. Don’t be so sensitive Jeff.

      • Phil
        May 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

        Yeah pretty sure Joe was just poking fun at the Big Ten since they have a list of non-P5 conference schools that they count towards their Power 5 schedule requirement

      • Joe
        May 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm

        See, Jeff, it’s called a joke.

        Webster’s defines a joke as “something said or done to cause laughter.”

        Everyone else got it.

        It’s interesting that Jeff got so offended by that…

        Well, at least his wife still likes me.

        And his mother.

        A lot.

    3. Jeremy
      May 27, 2016 at 9:49 am

      They are really desperate to justify this game and get people excited about it, aren’t they. “Tulane enhances… a non-conference schedule”, “Green Wave is part of a fine… conference”. The American is a fine conference, but Tulane finished last in the conference in 2015. They are grasping at straws mentioning that Houston beat Florida State. Yes they did, but what bearing does that have on Tulane? None. Ohio St has already scheduled 2 P5 games for that year with one on the road. I have no problem with them scheduling a team like Tulane. And I can’t stand Ohio St. It wasn’t an FCS team and it’s a school they’ve never played before. There’s your selling point. Why can’t the statement be, “Our 2018 schedule is complete. We’ve scheduled Tulane, whom we’ve never played before.” Or something like that. You don’t belittle Tulane, and you bring something new to the schedule. Let Tulane take the forefront on this and if you feel the need, make a simple statement. These P5 schools need to stop trying to oversell these match ups in an effort to not offend the smaller school. It’s obvious and perhaps a little offensive.

    4. Jeff
      May 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Title IX, thanks for speaking for me and clarifying what I was trying to say (since things are plain and simple to you, I want to clarify that I am being sarcastic). I would be really interested to hear more behind the logic as to how you took my comment and came up with racism. My original comment was a jab at SEC country in response the jab given to the Buckeyes. My jab stemmed from the lack of thought given by Joe in his comment around strength of schedule as a whole. The SEC has this internal bias that their schedule is far tougher than any other conference schedule. While I would agree that a SEC West schedule is generally tougher than say the Big Ten or Pac 12, I wouldn’t say it is by a significant margin. My reasoning is that the SEC non-conference schedule is an absolute joke. It would be difficult for a SEC team to enter their conference schedule with a record worse than 3-1 or 4-0 based on the lack of competition they face. For instance, in 2016 the SEC plays 56 non-conference games, of which only 15 of them (27%) are against power 5 schools and worse, 14 of them (25%) are against FCS opponents. Comparatively, the B10 plays 42 non-conference games in 2016 with 13 games against Power 5 schools (31%) and only 8 against FCS schools (19%). How do the rest of us truly know how good that 4-0 Mississippi State juggernaut is when their wins are against Southern Miss, UAB, South Alabama and UT Martin. I’m sorry if any of you SEC individuals were offended by my original comment, though it would be nice to see a little bit more thought coming from the majority of the pro-SEC commenters on these message boards.

      • Joe
        May 27, 2016 at 1:24 pm

        No. The SEC doesn’t say their schedule is toughest. Phil Steele, ESPN, Fox Sports, and every other expert in the business of college football says the SEC schedule is the toughest.

        I love these schedule arguments and how they leave out the most important piece… the fact that teams in the SEC will play more NFL level players (players that will be drafted by NFL teams) in their eight conference games, than teams in the Big Ten, or any other conference, will play on their whole schedule.

        But I wouldn’t expect a guy like Jeff, who obviously is a racist, to understand that.

    5. Ryan
      May 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      ESPN and CBS have to say that the SEC is the toughest and use every flimsy argument that they can find to support it because they paid through the nose for the SEC’s tv rights and to try to get a return on their investment they need to perpetuate the “SEC is the best conference” myth. ESPN will use any opportunity they can to belittle the Big Ten because their tv rights are up for negotiation and ESPN is being cheap and doesn’t want to pay top dollar for the content.

      • Joe
        May 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

        The NFL doesn’t have to say it and they do every draft class.

      • Day
        May 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm

        That’s funny, I always see ESPN bragging on Ubran Meyer & The Ohio State on how good they are & are going to be. ESPN is in it for the money & TV ratings, you may not know this but ESPN LOST money on the Bama vs Clemson game, why? Due to being two southern (east-coast) teams & knowing most of the mid-coast & west was not going to watch, they had to play around with the commercials at the end of the game to keep people intrigued. Once again an SEC basher who luvs to bring up the worst of college football picking on an SEC team in which he/she could careless about. Doubt his/her name is even Ryan.

    6. Kevin Kirkland
      June 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Playing eleven P5 opponents in a single season (9 conference games plus two OOC games) puts Ohio State in somewhat elite company. The 2018 schedules for many schools is not complete, but I know that in 2016, only four of the 65 schools who make up the five P5 conferences (plus Notre Dame) will play eleven P5 schools. They are Stanford, Texas, Oregon, and Oregon. Stanford and Texas were the only two who did in 2015. Florida State did it in 2014

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    1. Shep
      August 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Too bad they couldn’t have rescheduled CMU for 2019, but that would’ve been quite the challenge going @ Wisconsin and @ OSU in the same year.

    2. GEG
      August 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      About time this game happens. Cincinnati should be part of the Big 12

    3. Why?
      August 26, 2015 at 2:05 am

      way to schedule up buck nuts

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    1. Bill
      August 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      another extremely weak opponent on the Buckeye schedule….i’m sure everyone is surprised.

      • rworbs
        August 25, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        You seem to be terribly misinformed about Ohio St and their scheduling. The entire Big Ten will be playing nine conference games. In several of those season they will be playing 2 Power 5 opponents and in 2023 will also be playing 3–Texas, Notre Dame, and Boston College. I hardly call that weak.

      • Jason
        November 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm

        They will play Oklahoma in 2016 and 2017.

    2. OscarSierraUniform
      August 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      We’re trying to copy the SEC’s way of thinking. However, it’s considered a D-1 opponent as opposed to the numerous D-1AA opponents who fill out the SEC’s non-conference slate. Ever since we beat LSU in Columbus, no SEC team is willing to come North. Only LSU (Lambeau in 2 years) and Alabama a couple years ago who traveled to Penn State have the nads to travel North.

    3. K Cole
      August 25, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      And OSU looked to schedule UGA for future games when the PAC 12 head to head was canceled and UGA AD respectfully declined. The SEC won’t play the blue bloods of the Big Ten with a home and home. They lose and they know they’ll lose. The biggest stadiums in the country are in the B1G. This isn’t about tickets sales. Money is to be had. They just don’t want to lay it on the line. OSU has played TX, USC, Miami, VT and Oklahoma next year for home and homes over the past decade. No SEC program that has done that.

      http://collegespun.com/big-ten/ohio-state/why-wont-georgia-play-ohio-state-in-football-once-urban-came-in-that-was-off-the-table

      • Day
        August 26, 2015 at 6:38 am

        What are you talking about? The Ohio State backed out of the Georgia game cause they did not want to play a PAC-12 & SEC opponent in the same year because of the PAC-12/BIG partnership. There is no truth behind the comment “They lose and they know they’ll lose”, Alabama beat Penn St twice. There will be future SEC vs BIG but right now the SEC is scheduling ACC, PAC-12 & BIG-12 games.

      • schoup
        August 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

        SEC is scared to play Home and home series outside of the south. It’s a fact. Just look at their schedules the last 10 years and in the future. Please don’t mention Bama they are the king of cowards. The ygit their 2sses beat in 2 back to back seres in the early 2000’s..lost 4 games OOC in a row and have never scheduled a home and hoe series since. Penn State was scheduled before their @ss whippings.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

        Day please look up the last time an SEC program played Ohio State and won in Columbus or Ann Arbor. They are the blue bloods of the B1G. Did you read the link I provided? UGA wants none of Urban Mayer. Moreover do your research and look up the SEC win loss records outside of the south during the BCS era. Abysmal. The teams with wins were Arkansas playing A&M and Kentucky over Miami OH. During BCS era Vandy played the most games outside of south during NCS. SEC want nothing to do with home and home against Big Ten. Those are the facts.

      • AC
        August 26, 2015 at 11:23 am

        Arkansas and Kentucky the only two with wins outside the south? Never mind LSU has wins at Arizona, Arizona State, and Washington. Georgia also won at Arizona State and Alabama at Penn State and those are just the ones off the top of my head. There probably aren’t too many more, but don’t go on about facts when yours aren’t even accurate.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 26, 2015 at 11:32 am

        Arkansas and Kentucky had the most wins for the SEC for OOC outside of the south. You know what I meant but way to cherry pick and ignore the rest of what I posted. The SEC OOC is terrible. Neutral site BS and OOC games against FCS teams in November. Worst of the Power 5 conferences.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

        And let’s also disclose UGAs loss at Colorado, the worst PAC 12 program and UT losing to Cal. How about Vandy losing to Northwestern? Mizzou losing to Indiana last year? Again, name a SEC program that has played USC, Miami, TX, VT and OU? Hell, OSU played a Phillip Rivers lead NC State team with a home and home. Coast to coast! OSU plays anyone, well except the SEC because they don’t like home and homes. They like their games in Arlington and Atlanta.

      • Day
        August 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        Your facts are a little misguided. I luv Michigan but they have not been a blue blood of the BIG in a long time, btw Michigan has a home n home with Arkansas in the future so there goes those facts plus you will see more SEC vs BIG home n home as well. So basically your link says Georgia wants none of Urban Meyer but in 2012 when The Ohio State canceled the game with Georgia, does that mean Buckeyes wanted none of the Dawgs? Seems like a balancing act to me.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

        You don’t stop being a blue blood because you haven’t been successful. Tennessee is an SEC blue blood and haven’t been successful since the early 2000’s. UM is a blue blood. Always will be.

        Regardless of semantics, the SEC won’t play a legit blue blood in OOC with a home and home. Arkansas scheduling UM is misleading as well. Arkansas can’t beat Rutgers. When Bama, LSU, AU, UF, and UT schedule home and homes with Big Ten blue bloods I’ll be less judgmental on their historical dodging of playing in the north.

        Moreover, yes OSU canceled the home and home with UT and UGA because of the Big Ten PAC 12 agreement but that was canceled in 2012 because the PAC 12 decided to go to a 9 game conference schedule. Since then UGA has declined to play OSU for future OOC match ups. Instead OSU has scheduled OU, TCU, TX, ND AND BC.

      • Day
        August 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm

        What does it matter if Arkansas can’t beat Rutgers right now? Michigan can’t beat Rutgers either, you don’t know how Arkansas is going to look in three years so no, it’s not misleading. So basically cause the SEC won’t schedule a home n home with the only two blue blood teams in the BIG it dodging the north, ok.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 26, 2015 at 5:45 pm

        The point being made is that of the SEC teams that do, none of them have any hopes of winning their divisions let alone the SEC. When did Arkansas win the SEC last? How about Vandy who played Northwestern home and home? No one cares that these scrub programs are playing OOC because they’re not winning the SEC and certainly aren’t national title contenders.

        The point is, of the programs that have a shot they all play neutral site games. Meanwhile programs like OSU who just won a title are going to play VT in Blacksburg. They play at Oklahoma next year. The SEC programs that do travel north are doing it for a payout and not protective of a potential title run. When Bama, LSU, AU, UF, schedule home and homes for OOC then it’ll be a level playing field. Until then, they continue to manipulate their schedules to put a team in position for the playoff while the Big Ten, PAC 12 and Big 12 are playing home and homes. I mean seriously USC played at BC and Oregon traveled to Virginia. You’ll never see Bama play at USC or AU play at Oregon. That’s why Bama has a neutral site game against USC in Arlington.

      • Day
        August 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm

        Not sure if you have not looked up the schedules but the SEC has home n home games with PAC-12, BIG-12, ACC as well. Of course the teams that travel north or anywhere are playing for payout, why would teams play for free? I just find it ironic that you blast the SEC for such a “terrible OOC” meanwhile OSU plays, Hawaii, Florida Atlantic, Army, UNLV, N.lllinois, W.Mich, Bowling Green & Tulsa. Looks almost like an SEC OOC schedule to me. Yes, OSU is playing some great home n home & the big dogs of the SEC are playing more neutral sites but who really cares, last time I checked the SEC had neutral site games with Wisconsin, Michigan. Also neutral games are played by all conferences, PAC-12, BIG-12, BIG & ACC. The SEC is not the only one playing in them, just ask Wisconsin, how many have they been in? Plus Ole Miss & Auburn have home n homes with California, so yes the SEC is traveling off to the West. The game between USC & Bama is a money maker & big win for both teams & conferences, that’s why it is being played in Arlington.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

        Ohio State 2015 and 2016 OOC Matchups:

        @VT, Hawaii, NIU, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Tulsa, @Oklahoma

        I’ll go with the SEC programs that have legit chances of winning a national title, whom have won one in the last 10 years and look at their two year OOC schedule. (I’ll throw in UGA too since they’re always expected to do something)

        Bama: Wisconsin, MTSU, ULM, Charleston Southern, USC, WKU, Kent State, UT Chattanooga. (USC toughest opponent)

        AU: Louisville, Jackson State, SJSU, Idaho, Clemson, Arkansas State, ULM, Alabama A&M (Clemson toughest opponent)

        LSU: McNeese State, @Syracuse, Eastern Michigan, WKU, Wisconsin @ Lambeau, Jackson State, Southern Miss, South Alabama (Wisconsin toughest opponent)

        UF: NMSU, East Carolina, FAU, FSU, UMass, North Texas, @ FSU. (FSU toughest opponent)

        UGA: ULM, Southern, Georgia Southern, GT, UNC, Nicholls State, U of Louisiana. (GT toughest opponent)

        LSU playing Wisconsin in Lambeau is the first time this will ever have happened. And go ahead and tell me that of these 5 SEC OOC schedules that they’re better than OSU’s when they’re playing at VT this year and at Norman Oklahoma next year, both at the start of their seasons. OSU plays a Mountain West program, MAC schools and Tulsa who is an AAC school. Meanwhile, the SEC has the worst FBS conference in the Sun Belt, and a bunch of FCS cupcakes. So, yeah when OSU has historically played home and homes against anyone and the SEC is playing BS cupcake OOC they’re going to get called out. LSU is the only program that of the 5 that is playing a legit game outside of their backyard, and I’ll give credit where credit is due and say good for them. But don’t think for a minute that they did this without being forced, because with the playoff they have to raise their OOC resume. OSU two consecutive years away OOC against very good programs. Not even comparable. We agree to disagree.

      • Day
        August 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

        I understand where you’re coming from & due respect your opinion but please note that all conferences are being forced to schedule better games since the playoffs have arrived. Games are now being scheduled 10-15 yrs in advance not even knowing how well certain teams will be in future. My point is this, OSU is doing the same thing that some SEC teams do. They are scheduling one P5 in Va.tech then they have Hawaii, N.lll & W.Michigan, 2016 it is P5 Oklahoma, Bowling Green & Tusla or I guess you could call them cupcakes? Creampuffs? Let’s just say guaranteed wins.Yes, it looks like OSU is scheduling better games in the future then a lot of other teams but it is 8. 9., 10 yrs down the road, by then we may have 4 super conferences with 16 teams in each, who knows. You will also see other teams do the same thing but right you have a nice little schedule in the future, congras!

      • Ally Manning
        September 12, 2016 at 6:28 am

        The big ten is just as good as the sec and nobody wants to admit it. The buckeyes will play anyone anywhere.

    4. Billy
      August 26, 2015 at 1:43 am

      And Georgia cancelled a series with Oregon. And Texas A&M and Kansas St did the same.

    5. Randy
      August 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      Kodiak…you’re wasting your time with Day. No amount of rational discourse and presentation of legitimate data will allow him to remove his blinders. It’s not his fault he can’t see outside of his (SEC) bubble.

    6. Harvey
      August 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Is it possible to be a college football fan and respect both the B1G and the S.E.C.? The B1G play nine conference games, a possible tenth, another P5 and no more games against FCSers. The S.E.C. play eight games in the deepest conference, a possible ninth, usually a major non conference rival, and sometimes a major P5 in some neutral site venue. If equivalent programs from each conference played each other home and home, they would probably split, and both would prefer safer and more lucrative games at home or in neutral venues.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 27, 2015 at 6:09 pm

        Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? No. There are two programs from the SEC who have historically traveled for OOC, UT and LSU. The rest of the conference doesn’t do it. Many college football fans like myself who are not fans of schools in the SEC pay particular attention to this when SEC fans pound their chest and yell to the masses that they’re the best in college football. Is this really a true statement? How do we know when the SEC only plays themselves, doesn’t schedule home and home games by their top teams and play Sun Belt and FCS programs for OOC? The SEC has multiple narratives from the coaches of the programs and from the fans. When they win they point to the weekly battle tested programs. When they lose they complain it’s because they’re conference is so tough. They complain that teams like Ohio State don’t play anyone which is completely and absolutely absurd. OSU played the perceived best of the SEC and beat them. Even then there are continued excuses from fans and Nick Saban himself makes excuses. If you’re old enough to remember, the Big Ten conference was the best during the 90’s from top to bottom and you didn’t hear the narrative that northern football was better than the south. It was never about that until the SEC started being successful during the BCS era. Never in the history of college football had a conference supplied a national champion 7 years in a row. How is that possible? Play only yourselves, don’t leave the south or your state for OOC and get most of your bowl games at home. We know the BCS was flawed after what happened last year. Had the BCS been used last year we would have watched FSU play Alabama. One can only hope that with the playoffs here and potentially expanded to 6 or 8 that the sport will be more level and fair across all power 5 conferences.

    7. Billy
      August 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Sometimes it’s hard to allow yourself to look at the “whole” picture, but if you can look at the data of an entire conference (not just one team or year) you will see that the SEC has every year since the beginning of the BSC era had the weakest non-conference slate (each and every year). In fact, if you look at what is stacking up for next year (2016) the SEC will continue to hold this low honor. There is no question the SEC has had some outstanding teams, but to state the entire lot as outstanding teams and to think the SEC is playing a “tough” schedule is very naïve. College Football in today’s world is about MONEY, and apparently the SEC has a system in place that leads their masses into spending/donating/you name it, dollars to their institutions in BIG numbers. If the fans of the SEC are happy with the product they’re getting, so be it, enjoy it, but don’t tell the world how impressed we should be with you, truly it’s not that great.

      • Kodiak Bucks
        August 28, 2015 at 10:06 pm

        Bob Stoops called it like it is 2 years ago before he beat Bama. The bottom half of the SEC is not good and to continue to hear SEC fans brag about how great their conference is absurd. 5 SEC programs have won a BCS title. 3 of them have their last and only other title from the 1950’s. Bama and Florida are the two with titles within a decade of the BCS and Florida won their first national title in 1996. SEC fans don’t like hearing the facts though, it makes their numerous narratives look ridiculous. UT is the only blue blood in the SEC that has been pretty bad since the mid 2000’s. The Mississippi schools, UK, South Carolina, Vandy, Arkansas are not title contenders. They’re average to below average football programs. When was the last time these schools won the SEC let alone their division? Mizzou a mid pack Big 12 program came in and dominated the SEC east in their 2nd and 3rd year. Ole Miss was last relevant in the 1960’s. These teams at literally half of the SEC. If UGA wasn’t so talented they could be added to the list too but every year they’re expected to finally win. All this being said, the SEC has some great teams but so do other conferences who actually leave their backyard for OOC.

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