Ohio State announces football series with Boston College
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University and Boston College have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
“Boston College is a fine program from an outstanding conference (Atlantic Coast Conference),” Gene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president and director of athletics, said. “This gives Ohio State fans a chance to watch their Buckeyes in back-to-back games against Pacific 12 and ACC schools.”
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The Ohio State/Boston College games are scheduled to be played Sept. 19, 2020 in Columbus and Sept. 18, 2021 in Chestnut Hill. Each game follows an Ohio State game against the University of Oregon.
Ohio State has won all three previous meetings with Boston College: 34-29 in 1989 at Ohio Stadium; 31-10 in 1990 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill; and 38-6 in Kickoff Classic XIII in 1995 at East Rutherford, N.J.
There is a scheduling change in the previously announced series with the University of North Carolina: the Sept. 5, 2015 game at Ohio Stadium has been moved to Sept. 22, 2018 at Ohio Stadium. No change on the Sept. 23, 2017 game that will be played in Chapel Hill, N.C.
“We worked in collaboration with UNC on moving the initial game in this series,” Smith said. “They were in need of a scheduling change and we were in a position where we could help. This new date works well with what we are doing in regard to strengthening our non-conference games from 2018 and beyond.”
Ohio State’s 2018 non-conference schedule now includes consecutive games against Big East foe Cincinnati (Sept. 8), at Big 12 member TCU (Sept. 15) and the Atlantic Coast Conference’s North Carolina (Sept. 22).