The Big Ten has released the conference schedule for the 2023 season. For Ohio State, their conference slate will feature five road games and four home games, giving them six total home games and six road games next season.
The Buckeyes will open their season September 2 on the road at Indiana. It will mark the fourth time this decade that Ohio State has opened their season against a Big Ten opponent. This will be the second time in the last six years that OSU has opened on the road with the Hoosiers.
Following the Indiana game, the Buckeyes will play their three non-conference games — Youngstown State, Western Kentucky, and at Notre Dame — followed by an open week.
Ohio State will then play eight-consecutive weeks of Big Ten football without a break. And should they make it to the Big Ten Championship Game, they would go nine-straight weeks without a break.
That stretch of games will begin with Maryland in Columbus on October 7, then a road trip to Purdue on October 14. Ohio State hosts Penn State on October 21 before hitting the road for two weeks to play at Wisconsin and Rutgers on October 28 and November 4, respectively.
After the trip to Rutgers, the Buckeyes are home for two weeks and will play Michigan State on November 11 and Minnesota on November 18. The regular season finale is November 25 at Michigan.
The Big Ten Championship Game is scheduled for December 2.
The conference had originally released the 2023 Big Ten schedule a few years back, then they pulled those schedules down for possible alterations a year ago or so. Nothing changed for Ohio State, however, as this is the same schedule they were originally set to play the first time the 2023 Big Ten schedule was released.
There were thoughts that the Big Ten would be doing away with divisions in the future, and while that is still likely, that will not be the case next year. The West and East divisions will remain for at least one more season.
USC and UCLA are slated to join the Big Ten in 2024.
Ohio State 2023 Football Schedule
Sept. 2 – at Indiana
Sept. 9 – Youngstown State
Sept. 16 – Western Kentucky
Sept. 23 – at Notre Dame
Sept. 30 – Off
Oct. 7 – Maryland
Oct. 14 – at Purdue
Oct. 21 – Penn State
Oct. 28 – at Wisconsin
Nov. 4 – at Rutgers
Nov. 11 – Michigan State
Nov. 18 – Minnesota
Nov. 25 – at Michigan
Dec. 2 – Big Ten Championship Game