Buckeyes flashback: Ohio State's 130-year history facing in-state teams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Since the 1890s, Ohio State has played games with no matchups more frequent than those against other teams in the Buckeye S...

September 16, 2022
4:46 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Since the 1890s, Ohio State has played games with no matchups more frequent than those against other teams in the Buckeye State. Saturday will be the 255th time OSU has played against an in-state opponent when the third-ranked Buckeyes (2-0) faced Toledo at 7 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. In the last 50 years, Ohio State has played the usual Ohio college teams you'd think of: Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, etc. But well before the days of television and the Big Ten, regular opponents would include Otterbein, Denison, and Ohio Wesleyan.

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