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Looking Back At Ohio State's Strongest Non-Conference Schedules Since 1975

Ohio State’s 2022 and 2023 non-conference schedules could have been two of its strongest non-conferences schedules ever.

The Buckeyes were scheduled to play alternating home-and-home series with Texas and Notre Dame across those two years, pitting Ohio State against two of college football’s other historic powerhouses for two seasons in a row.

That changed on Wednesday, however, when Ohio State and Texas announced they had moved their home-and-home series back to 2025 and 2026.

Given that the Big Ten moved to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016 – after the future series with Texas and Notre Dame had both already been announced – it’s likely that Wednesday’s announcement to move the series back was years in the making.