Ohio State will open Big Ten season Oct. 24 vs. Nebraska
Ohio State will open its belated Big Ten season on Oct. 24 at home against Nebraska and play at Penn State in Week 2.
The schedule is being announced on Saturday on Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. It’s a fitting opener because the Buckeyes and Cornhuskers, along with Iowa, were the most outspoken about wanting the Big Ten to reconsider its Aug. 11 decision to postpone the fall season.
Ohio State will go to State College on Oct. 31, but will not have to deal with the White Out crowd the Buckeyes usually face in Happy Valley because fans will not be permitted at games this season.
Ohio State has lost to Nebraska only once, in 2011, since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten a year earlier.
Ohio State will play host to Rutgers in its third game Nov. 7. Former Buckeye defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has returned to Rutgers in hopes of again rebuilding the Scarlet Knights, which has seldom been competitive since joining the Big Ten.