Give credit to Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith. Since declaring last month he planned to limit the number of MAC opponents on the Buckeyes’ future schedules, OSU has now inked two solid out-of-conference series.
Just last week, it was announced that Ohio State and TCU would be meeting in 2018 and ’19; on Wednesday, OSU issued a release saying it would be playing Texas in 2022 and ’23. The Buckeyes will travel to Austin first before the Longhorns head to Columbus the following year.
“Playing a program like the University of Texas always creates remarkable experiences for our players and fans.” Smith said. “Our last series with the Longhorns contributed to the great history and tradition that Buckeye Nation enjoys.”
The schools have met three times before in 2005 and ’06, and in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Texas holds a 2-1 advantage in the series.
Texas has done a nice job with OOC scheduling in its own right. The Longhorns will face USC, Cal, and now Ohio State (among others) as part of their future schedules.