Buckeyes football to play Buffalo, Cincinnati

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two football game dates were announced today by The Ohio State University Department of Athletics: Ohio State will host the Buffalo Bulls of the Mid-American Conference Sept. 21, 2013; and the series of games between Ohio State and Big East Conference member Cincinnati now includes a game set for Sept. 8, 2018 at Ohio Stadium.
 
The one-game commitment with Buffalo, which will pay the university $1 million, completes the 2013 Ohio State non-conference schedule. The Buckeyes will host Vanderbilt (Aug. 31) to open the 2013 season with a home game against Florida A&M to follow (Sept. 7).
 
Game 3 in 2013 will send Ohio State out west Sept. 14 against the University of California. This will be the Buckeyes first visit to Berkeley since 1972, and the game will be played in a renovated and modernized Memorial Stadium. The first-ever game with Buffalo is set for the following week.
 
Buffalo was 3-9 this past season and 2-6 in the Mid American Conference. Jeff Quinn is in his third year as Buffalo head coach. An assistant coach on a Brian Kelly coaching staff for 19 years (Grand Valley State, Central Michigan and Cincinnati), Quinn was hired Dec. 22, 2009, after a three-year run with the Cincinnati Bearcats, during which time the team posted a 33-7 record. Quinn was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Bearcats.
 
The 2018 game date with Cincinnati was recently agreed upon after an original 2012 date was postponed last fall by mutual agreement. The teams are also set to meet Sept. 27, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
 
Ohio State holds a 13-2 edge in the gridiron series with Cincinnati. The teams have played four times in the last 13 seasons (since 1999) after not playing for 68 seasons.
 
Buckeyes vs. the Bearcats

Most Recently…
Sept. 25, 1999 Ohio State 34, Cincinnati 20    at Ohio Stadium
Sept. 21, 2002 Ohio State 23, Cincinnati 19    at Paul Brown Stadium
Sept. 4, 2004  Ohio State 27, Cincinnati 6     at Ohio Stadium
Sept. 16, 2006 Ohio State 37, Cincinnati 7     at Ohio Stadium
 
Upcoming…
Sept. 27, 2014 at Ohio Stadium
Sept. 8, 2018  at Ohio Stadium
 
Future Schedules
Here is a look at the complete 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ohio State football schedules, and some of the non-conference games that are scheduled in the future:
 
2012
Sept. 1 –  Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 8 –  Central Florida
Sept. 15 – California
Sept. 22 – Alabama-Birmingham
Sept. 29 – at Michigan State
Oct. 6 –   Nebraska
Oct. 13 –  at Indiana
Oct. 20 –  Purdue
Oct. 27 –  at Penn State
Nov. 3 –   Illinois
Nov. 10 –  Open
Nov. 17 –  at Wisconsin
Nov. 24 –  Michigan
 
2013
Aug. 31 –  Vanderbilt
Sept. 7 –  Florida A&M
Sept. 14 – at California
Sept. 21 – Buffalo
Sept. 28 – Wisconsin
Oct. 5 –   at Northwestern
Oct. 12 –  Open
Oct. 19 –  Iowa
Oct. 26 –  Penn State
Nov. 2 –   at Purdue
Nov. 9 –   Open
Nov. 16 –  at Illinois
Nov. 23 –  Indiana
Nov. 30 –  at Michigan
 
2014
Aug. 30 –  at Navy
Sept. 6 –  Open
Sept. 13 – Kent State
Sept. 20 – Virginia Tech
Sept. 27 – Cincinnati
Oct. 4 –   Purdue
Oct. 11 –  Open
Oct. 18 –  at Iowa
Oct. 25 –  Northwestern
Nov. 1 –   at Wisconsin
Nov. 8 –   Illinois
Nov. 15 –  at Penn State
Nov. 22 –  at Indiana
Nov. 29 –  Michigan
 
2015
Sept. 5 –  North Carolina
Sept. 12 – Northern Illinois
Sept. 19 – at Virginia Tech
 
2016
Sept. 3 –  Bowling Green
Sept. 17 – at Oklahoma
 
2017
Sept. 16 – Oklahoma
Sept. 23 – at North Carolina
 
2018
Sept. 8 –  Cincinnati