The 2021 Ohio State football schedule: Times, dates and results for the Buckeyes

Joe Harrington
The Columbus Dispatch

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: at Indiana, TBA

Oct. 30: Penn State, TBA

Nov. 6:at Nebraska, TBA

Nov. 13:Purdue, TBA

Nov. 20:Michigan State, TBA

Nov. 27: at Michigan, 12 p.m., FOX

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