Breaking down and analyzing the 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes football schedule.
2018 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule Analysis
– There’s no Oklahoma early on this time around, but there’s a date at TCU that’ll have to do as, arguably, the Big Ten’s toughest non-conference opponents. It’s a dangerous road game against a good team with real, honest hopes of winning a Power Five conference. It’s not the Buckeyes’ fault that Oregon State isn’t any good – at least it’s another date against a P5er – and Tulane should be interesting with its option attack.
– The Buckeyes aren’t starting out the year with a Big Ten game like they did last season, but Rutgers comes up early on, right after the opener against Oregon State. Three of the first four games overall are at home, and they’re going to need them with the Penn State game on the road at the end of September.
But after that three of the next four games are at home, with a week off thrown in, too. However, the Michigan State game is on the road. Fortunately, Michigan has to come to Columbus.
– There’s no Wisconsin to deal with from the West – again – and thee’s no Iowa, either. Nebraska will be tougher than last season, but that’s a home game coming off the off week. Having to go to Purdue won’t be breezy in interdivisional play, but they get Minnesota at home before that.