Ohio State football has strangely never played these FBS teams

Steele Chambers #22 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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The Ohio State football program is one of the most storied programs in all of college football. They have played a lot of games against a lot of programs across the country. In fact, they have played 91 teams that are currently in the FBS, the highest level of college football.

That still leaves a lot of teams that they haven’t played from other conferences. Ohio State tends to schedule fairly well, so they haven’t played a lot of smaller schools. But, there are some big-name schools out there that the Buckeyes haven’t played against either.

Here, we take a look at all of the teams in the FBS that the Ohio State football program has yet to face for one reason or another. They’ve obviously played everyone in the Big Ten so you won’t see anyone else from that conference on this list. You also won’t see anyone from the Pac-12, which is mildly surprising.

We will go in alphabetical order in terms of the conference names. We will also use which conference that team is playing in the upcoming 2023-24 season as there has been quite a lot of conference realignment going on. With that, we start with the AAC.

Ohio State football vs. the AAC

Because of conference realignment, there are several schools in this conference the Buckeyes have never faced.

North Texas: Ohio State has never faced the Mean Green. They aren’t close geographically or in a major conference so I don’t see them playing anytime soon.

UTSA: Again, not close geographically and is a smaller school. They also just started playing in the FBS in 2011.

East Carolina: They have the profile of a school Ohio State could potentially schedule in the future, but they have yet to do so.

Memphis: They are close enough that I could see the Buckeyes reaching out at some point.

Temple: Too far to make them come to Columbus when there are better schools closer.

Charlotte: The 49ers just started playing at the FBS level in 2015. Even so, I doubt these schools play in the near future.

South Florida: I could see the Buckeyes scheduling them at some point because USF is usually a pretty decent program.