Ohio State-Michigan football game moved to October

Bill Rabinowitz
The Ohio State football team takes the field for a game against the Miami Redhawks on Sept. 21 in Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State will play host to Michigan on Oct. 24 and is scheduled to open its 2020 season on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Illinois, the Big Ten conference announced when it revealed its schedule Wednesday morning.

Ohio State has played Michigan in its season finale every year since 1942.

The Buckeyes’ second game will be Sept. 12 at home against Rutgers, followed by games at Purdue and at home against Indiana before a bye week on Oct. 3. On Oct. 10, Ohio State will play at home against Nebraska, followed by Michigan State (away), Michigan (home), Maryland (away) and Penn State (away) before a second bye on Nov. 14. The Buckeyes will finish its regular season against visiting Iowa on Nov. 21.

The Big Ten announced on July 9 that its teams would play a conference-only schedule. Ohio State was supposed to open the season against Bowling Green on Sept. 5, followed by a highly anticipated matchup at Oregon and then a home game against Buffalo.

Its original Big Ten opener was to have been against Rutgers in Columbus on Sept. 26.

Here’s the complete schedule:

Sept. 3 at Illinois

Sept. 12 Rutgers

Sept. 19 at Purdue

Sept. 26 Indiana

Oct. 3 Bye

Oct. 10 Nebraska

Oct. 17 at Michigan State

Oct. 24 Michigan

Oct. 31 at Maryland

Nov. 7 at Penn State

Nov. 14 Bye

Nov. 21 Iowa

Nov. 28 Open

Dec. 5 Big Ten Championship Game

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