The Ohio State football program is very storied and has a deep history. They have more first-round picks than anyone else in the country and have the third-most wins in college football history. When you consider the fact they’ve been playing football since the 19th century, that’s a lot of wins!
Unfortunately, the Buckeyes still haven’t beaten every team in the FBS. We told you about the teams that the Buckeyes have never played. A lot of those teams are programs from smaller conferences that aren’t geographically close to the Ohio State football program.
For the teams that they’ve played and never beaten, almost all of them were or currently are big-time programs. Ohio State typically gets some of the best talent in the country year in and year out when it comes to recruiting so it makes sense that teams they haven’t beaten are cut from the same cloth.
Out of all of the FBS teams they’ve faced, there are only seven programs that Ohio State has never beaten. We start off with the one smaller program that the Buckeyes haven’t beaten.
1. Air Force
Ohio State has only played the Air Force Academy once. In fact, it was in a bowl game during the 1990 season. It was the Liberty Bowl and it came on the heels of the Buckeyes going 7-3-1 during that season. Even though they had won more games, they got their butts kicked by the Falcons.
Air Force won the game 23-11 and never really was threatened. This was one of the first seasons that John Cooper had taken over the Buckeyes and he was still trying to find his footing. This was one of the worst bowl losses in program history if you look at who they played.
It’s not like Air Force was a juggernaut that season or anything. They only finished the season 6-5, just barely bowl eligible. Star running back Robert Smith had just 62 yards in this game for the Buckeyes. They couldn’t throw the ball either. That resulted in that bad loss.
This is a program the Buckeyes could schedule again at some point in the future, so maybe the Buckeyes will get their win at some point over the Falcons. The next team on this list is a big-name program from the SEC.