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2022 Big Ten Conference football schedule changes announced

Buckeyes open with 5 consecutive home games, are off during autumn break

The Big Ten Conference announced a revised 2022 Big Ten football schedule today that will complete a two-year alignment to game locations that resulted from changes in the pandemic-influenced 2020 schedule.

The Big Ten’s Administrators Council, which includes the directors of athletics and senior women administrators from all 14 member institutions, approved the revisions.

Ohio State will play the same nine teams and at the same home or away locations, but the order and dates of the games have been modified for six of the nine games. Only the games at Northwestern (Nov. 5), Maryland (Nov. 19) and vs. Michigan (Nov. 26) remain unchanged.

The Buckeyes will kick off the 2022 campaign with five consecutive home games at Ohio Stadium, starting with the Sept. 3 season opener against Notre Dame. Home games in weeks four and five against Wisconsin – the Big Ten opener – and Rutgers now replace road contests at Michigan State and Penn State.

Ohio State football will now be off during autumn break (Oct. 13-16). Instead of a home game against Iowa on Oct. 15, the team will be off on that date and instead will play Iowa Oct. 22 during what previously was the off week. The Hawkeyes will also have Oct. 15 off before their trip to Columbus.

Games at Penn State and at Northwestern will close October and open November, respectively. A game at home against Indiana and one at Maryland will then precede the Nov. 26 contest against Michigan in Ohio Stadium.

2022 Ohio State Schedule (previously scheduled games)

  • Sept. 3 – Notre Dame
  • Sept. 10 – Arkansas State
  • Sept. 17 – Toledo
  • Sept. 24 – Wisconsin (at Michigan State)
  • Oct. 1 – Rutgers (at Penn State)
  • Oct. 8 – at Michigan State (Rutgers)
  • Oct. 15 – Off (Iowa)
  • Oct. 22 – Iowa (Off)
  • Oct. 29 – at Penn State (Indiana)
  • Nov. 5 – at Northwestern
  • Nov. 12 – Indiana (Wisconsin)
  • Nov. 19 – at Maryland
  • Nov. 26 – Michigan
  • Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game

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