While not every game the Ohio State Buckeyes are in every season are “important,” but there are a lot of games that have some significant meaning, and according to the Big Ten Network, two of them this upcoming season are worthy of landing a spot on Tom Dienhart’s Ultimate Big Ten Road Trip list.
First up, the rematch with the Michigan State Spartans:
WEEK 11: OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN STATE. Ohio State’s visit to Michigan State could be a de facto Big Ten East title tilt. If it isn’t, it will be a big surprise. The Buckeyes won 17-16 the last time they visited Spartan Stadium in 2012. But Michigan State took the last meeting, dumping Ohio State 34-24 in the 2013 Big Ten championship game to end the Buckeyes’ 24-game winning streak and national title hopes. The Spartans have won two of the last three meetings after losing seven in a row to the Buckeyes. Gotta love the QB clash between Braxton Miller and Connor Cook.
And lastly, of course, the big one against the Michigan Wolverines.
WEEK 14: MICHIGAN at OHIO STATE. Michigan could win at Ohio State. It’s a rivalry game. And, we all know what can happen in those. Plus, Brady Hoke may be coaching for his job. Still, the Buckeyes have dominated this series of late, going 11-2 vs. the Wolverines in the last 13 meetings. When did Michigan last win in Columbus? It was the 2000 season, when John Cooper was the Ohio State coach.
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