Ohio State’s new eight-game regular season schedule will commence on Oct. 24, when the Buckeyes will face Nebraska at Ohio Stadium.

The Buckeyes will play one of their marquee games of the season in week two, on Oct. 31, when they will travel to State College to play Penn State in a game that could very well decide who wins the Big Ten East.

That will begin a run of four straight divisional games, as Ohio State will host Rutgers in its third game of the year on Nov. 7, travel to Maryland for its fourth game of the season on Nov. 14 and host Indiana in their fifth game of the year on Nov. 21.

Ohio State will play its second cross-divisional game of the season on Nov. 28 – the Thanksgiving weekend where it typically plays Michigan, but the sixth week of the new schedule – when it travels to Illinois.

The Michigan game will be played in the final week of the eight-game season, on Dec. 12, after the Buckeyes play their final road game of the regular season at Michigan State on Dec. 5.

OHIO STATE’S 2020 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATEOPPONENT
SATURDAY, OCT. 24NEBRASKA
SATURDAY, OCT. 31at PENN STATE
SATURDAY, NOV. 7RUTGERS
SATURDAY, NOV. 14at MARYLAND
SATURDAY, NOV. 21INDIANA
SATURDAY, NOV. 28at ILLINOIS
SATURDAY, DEC. 5at MICHIGAN STATE
SATURDAY, DEC. 12MICHIGAN