Head coach: Urban Meyer (7th year)
Record: 12-1 (9-1 Big Ten)
Big Ten Champions
Spring Game – April 14
Gray 37, Scarlet 14
Running back Master Teague III (No. 33) rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown in his Ohio State debut, but H-Back Demario McCall (No. 30) — who actually suited up for both teams — hauled in 11 catches for 165 yards and two scores as the Gray beat the Scarlet.
Oregon State – Sept. 1
#5 Buckeyes 77, Beavers 31
Though Ohio State was without head coach Urban Meyer, who was serving a three-game suspension for his handling of the domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, the Buckeyes cruised past Oregon State thanks to five touchdown passes from first-year starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins and a defensive touchdown from All-American defensive end Nick Bosa (No. 97).
Rutgers – Sept. 8
#4 Buckeyes 52, Scarlet Knights 3
Haskins threw four touchdown passes — including a pair to wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (No. 1)— as Ohio State rolled over Rutgers in the conference opener for both teams. It marked the 900th win in program history for the Buckeyes.
vs TCU, AT&T Stadium – Sept. 15
#4 Buckeyes 40, #15 Horned Frogs 28
With Ohio State trailing TCU in the third quarter and Bosa out of the game with a core muscle injury, the Buckeyes scored three touchdowns in four minutes — including a pick-six by defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones (No. 86) — to pull away from the Horned Frogs. This marked the final game as acting head coach for offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day.
Tulane – Sept. 22
#4 Buckeyes 49, Green Wave 6
Wide receiver Parris Campbell (No. 21) hauled in a career-high eight passes for 147 yards and a pair of scores as Ohio State routed Tulane in Meyer’s return to the sideline. The Buckeyes wore an “Extra Yard For Teachers” helmet decal to promote the College Football Playoff Foundation’s philanthropic platform.
at Penn State – Sept. 29
#4 Buckeyes 27, #9 Nittany Lions 26
Wide receiver Binjimen Victor (No. 9) made a spectacular catch, broke several tackles and weaved his way to the end zone for a 47-yard score to spark Ohio State’s rally from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit during Penn State’s annual “White Out.”
Indiana – Oct. 6
#3 Buckeyes 49, Hoosiers 26
Haskins (No. 7) tied a school record with six touchdown passes and became just the second quarterback in school history to throw for more than 400 yards in a game (Art Schlichter, 1981 vs Florida State) while leading Ohio State past pesky Indiana.
Minnesota – Oct. 13
#2 Buckeyes 30, Golden Gophers 14
Haskins once again topped the 400-yard mark while wide receiver K.J. Hill (No. 14) caught a career-high nine passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns — one of which followed a ridiculous one-handed catch — as Ohio State held off a persistent Minnesota squad. The Buckeyes wore pink accessories and a pink ribbon helmet decal as part of its annual “Pink Out” game.
at Purdue – Oct. 20
Boilermakers 49, #2 Buckeyes 20
Haskins (No. 7) broke single-game school records for yards (470), completions (49) and attempts (73), but Ohio State struggled to run the ball on offense, made too many mistakes on defense and was steamrolled by unranked Purdue.
Nebraska – Nov. 3
#10 Buckeyes 36, Cornhuskers 31
Running back J.K. Dobbins (No. 2) rushed for a season-high 163 yards and two touchdowns as Ohio State — wearing all-black uniforms for just the second time — rallied in the second half and then hung on to beat Nebraska.
at Michigan State – Nov. 10
#10 Buckeyes 26, #18 Spartans 6
After he shanked a four-yard punt in the first quarter, punter Drue Chrisman (No. 91) proceeded to pin Michigan State inside its 6-yard line five times in the second half and Ohio State took advantage of excellent field position in an overall sloppy game.
at Maryland – Nov. 17
#10 Buckeyes 52, Terrapins 51
Haskins (No. 7) — who attended high school in nearby Potomac — accounted for six touchdowns in his homecoming and Ohio State survived a two-point conversion attempt in overtime to escape upset-minded Maryland.
Michigan – Nov. 24
#10 Buckeyes 62, #4 Wolverines 39
True freshman wide receiver Chris Olave (No. 17) hauled in two touchdown passes and blocked a punt that was returned for another score as Ohio State outclassed and overwhelmed Michigan for its seventh-consecutive win in the series.
Big Ten Championship vs Northwestern – Dec. 1
#6 Buckeyes 45, #21 Wildcats 24
Haskins (No. 7) threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns en route to being named the game’s most valuable player, as Ohio State knocked off Northwestern to win its 37th Big Ten title and punch a ticket to the Rose Bowl.