As has ofttimes been the case in the recent past, Buffalo’s future non-conference schedules will (continue to) have a decidedly Big Ten flavor to it.
The MAC school announced Wednesday that it has added both Ohio State and Maryland to its future slates. The Bulls will travel to Columbus to square off with the Buckeyes Sept. 19, 2020, while the Terrapins play the role of hosts Sept. 3, 2022, in College Park.
The Bulls and Buckeyes have played once before, opening the 2013 season in what essentially served as Khalil Mack‘s coming-out party to the nation. The 2022 game will be the first-ever between the Bulls and Terrapins.
In addition to OSU, UB has faced Big Ten teams two other times this decade — Penn State in 2015, Minnesota in 2017. They also have four future games scheduled against schools from that conference over the next six seasons — Rutgers (2018), Penn State (2019), Nebraska (2021) and Wisconsin (2023).
This wasn’t the only scheduling news involving Ohio State and a MAC school as OSU also confirmed that it has added Akron to its 2021 schedule. That game will be played Sept. 25 in Columbus and will mark the fourth meeting between the two Ohio schools, and the first since 2011. In the three previous games, the Buckeyes have outscored the Zips 90-16.