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Buckeyes Fill Out 2027, 2028 Non-Conference Football Schedules

Ohio State has now filled out their 2027 and 2028 non-conference football schedules with the additions of New Hampshire in 2027 and Northern Illinois in 2028.

New Hampshire is Ohio State head coach Ryan Day’s alma mater. They are an FCS school and this will be their first-ever meeting with the Buckeyes. Ohio State and Northern Illinois have met twice before, with the Buckeyes winning 20-13 in 2015 and 35-12 in 2006.

The 2027 and 2028 non-conference schedules also feature a home-and-home with Alabama. The Buckeyes will host the Crimson Tide in 2027, then travel to Tuscaloosa in 2028.

In more timely news, the 2024 Big Ten schedule featuring all 18 teams could be dropping at any point in the next few weeks.

Here is the full press release from Ohio State on the additions of New Hampshire and Northern Illinois.

Games against New Hampshire and Northern Illinois scheduled

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The non-conference schedules for the Ohio State football team are now set through the 2028 season with the announcement today from the Department of Athletics of two additional agreements in place for home games at Ohio Stadium:  

  • Ohio State and New Hampshire will play Sept. 11, 2027; and
  • Ohio State and Northern Illinois will play Sept. 16, 2028.

Ohio State and New Hampshire, the alma mater of head coach Ryan Day, will meet on the gridiron for the first time. The game against Northern Illinois will be the third between the two schools with Ohio State winning prior games in 2006 (35-12) and 2015 (20-13).   

Ohio State’s upcoming nonconference schedules include home-and-home arrangements with Texas in 2025-26 and Alabama in 2027-28. 

2024 Schedule
Aug. 31 – Southern Mississippi
Sept. 7 – Western Michigan 
Sept. 21 – Marshall 

2025 Schedule
Aug. 30 – Texas 
Sept. 13 – Ohio
Oct. 18 – UConn 

2026 Schedule
Sept. 5 – Ball State
Sept. 12 – at Texas 
Sept. 19 – Kent State

2027 Schedule
Sept. 4 – Bowling Green 
Sept. 11 – New Hampshire
Sept. 18 – Alabama

2028 Schedule
Sept. 2 – Buffalo
Sept. 9 – at Alabama 
Sept. 16 – Northern Illinois

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