The University of Washington Huskies renew cross-country rivalry with Ohio State Buckeyes with contests scheduled in 2024 and 2025
Per the Washington Huskies website, the team announced they had scheduled contests with the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2024 and 2025. The Washington Huskies and Ohio State Buckeyes are no strangers in NCAA college football.
You can discover a great deal about this on-again off-again on-again rivalry at www.winsipedia.com. Starting in 1957, the teams have faced off 11 times. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won eight of those contests, including a current three game winning streak against the Huskies. The greatest margin of victory for the Buckeyes was a 35-7 game in 1957. The greatest margin of victory for the Huskies was a 40-7 spanking in 1986.
Now, I had to pull some strings, but I was able to locate that 40-7 drubbing of the Buckeyes. Enjoy!
Meeting Of NCAA Powerhouses
"“Big, early-season matchups between traditional powers is a highlight of every college football season,” said Washington head coach Chris Petersen. “I’m really excited that we’ll be able to bring the Buckeyes to Seattle for what should be a great September afternoon for Husky fans and college football fans everywhere.”"
In recent years, Ohio State has emerged as a perennial nationally ranked football program. Now under head coach Chris Petersen, the Washington Huskies are sprouting as a nationally ranked college team as well.
Non-Conference games are oftentimes difficult to schedule. That happens for two reasons: either team may not wish to have a “closely contested:” game, preferring to load non-conference game up with winnable games. On the other hand, smaller school football programs jump at the chance to enhance their revenue share by competing with a major football school.
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(A)Sept. 1 vs. Auburn (at Atlanta)
(H)Sept. 8 vs. North Dakota
(H)Sept. 29 vs. BYU
(H) Aug. 31 vs. Eastern Washington
(H) Sept. 14 vs. Hawai’i
(A) Sept. 21 at BYU
(H) Sept. 5 vs. Michigan
(H) Sept. 12 vs. Sacramento State
(H) Sept. 19 vs. Utah State
(H) Sept. 4 vs. Montana
(A) Sept. 18 at Michigan
(H) Sept. 14 vs. Ohio State
(A) Sept. 13 at Ohio State
There is plenty of time before the Huskies get to feast on Buckeyes once more. But that also means we have time to get the blood boiling once more. It’s nice to see this rivalry renewed once more.
The games arrive early in the football season. In each year, the game could decide who does and who does not succeed in reaching the NCAA playoffs. And that is just fine. Regular season games should carry some relevance.