The 2021 Ohio State football schedule: Times, dates and results for the Buckeyes
Ohio State will return to a normal football schedule in 2021 after the 2020 regular season was limited to just five games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Buckeyes went undefeated in the regular season and won the Big Ten Championship Game and the Allstate Sugar Bowl before losing their only game in the College Football Playoff Championship against Alabama.
Ohio State finished the season 7-1.
The Buckeyes lost standout quarterback Justin Fields to the NFL Draft following the season but had several players decide to return for 2021 as eligibility was frozen by the NCAA last season.
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Ohio State's 2021 slate includes three non-conference football games, one Thursday night matchup and a Week 1 Big Ten road game.
2021 Ohio State Buckeye football schedule
Sept. 2: Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31
Sept. 11: Oregon 35, Ohio State 28
Sept. 18:Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20
Sept. 25: Ohio State 59, Akron 7
Oct. 2: Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13
Oct. 9: Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
Oct. 23: Ohio State 54, Indiana 7
Oct. 30: Ohio State 33, Penn State 24
Nov. 6: Ohio State 26, Nebraska 17
Nov. 13:Ohio State 59, Purdue 31
Nov. 20:Ohio State 56, Michigan State 7
Nov. 27: Michigan 42, Ohio State 27
Jan. 1:Ohio State 48, Utah 45