That’s when real football weather occurs there. Alabama and Ohio State announced Thursday that they will play each other in football in the 2027 and 2028 seasons. Alabama is scheduled to play USC in a neutral-site game to begin the 2020 season and has nonconference games against Miami (FL), Texas, Wisconsin, Florida State and West Virginia scheduled before the series with Ohio State. Your email address will not be published. "We'd like to thank University of Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne and senior deputy director of athletics Finus Gaston, who worked so hard with us to get this series scheduled," Ohio State deputy athletic director Diana Sabau said. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Every year the top teams should play another top team out of conference. We are excited for both schools and pleased to be able to share in this announcement today with the University of Alabama.”. Ohio State will host Alabama in 2027 and travel to Tuscaloosa in 2028, the schools' athletic departments announced Thursday. The Crimson Tide currently lead the overall series 3-1. I don’t think so. All Rights Reserved. “Building a non-conference schedule with tradition-rich programs is important to the competitive excellence of our program and the department, and it is great for our fans. Alabama and Ohio State first met on the gridiron in 1978 in the Sugar Bowl. The Buckeyes won the title after the 2014 season, while Alabama won it after the 2016 and 2018 seasons. The two teams will play in Columbus in 2027 and in Tuscaloosa in 2028. Assuming these games happen, it will be the first regular season SEC opponent for the Buckeyes since they had a home-and-home with LSU in 1987 and 1988. “I have coached a lot of years in the SEC and Big 10 and Bryant-Denny Stadium and Ohio Stadium are two of the very best environments in college football. Ohio State is second all-time in wins while Alabama is tied for fourth. I hope you are both Top 4 teams in 2027! The game and fans of the game can only benefit from more quality matchups during the regular season. “Building a non-conference schedule with tradition-rich programs is important to the competitive excellence of our program and the department, and it is great for our fans. Just doesn’t make sense …. We are excited for both schools and pleased to be able to share in this announcement today with the University of Alabama.". When Ohio State and Alabama meet in 2027 in Columbus, the game will represent the first Southeastern Conference opponent in the regular season for Ohio State in 39 years, or since LSU and Ohio State played a home-and-home series in 1987 and 1988. This kind of series is great for the game. “The addition of Ohio State to our future non-conference schedule shows the commitment our program and administration has to creating the best possible games for our players and fans,” Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said. Alabama leads the all-time series 3-1. The two schools have only met once during the regular-season, which resulted in a 16-10 Alabama victory in East Rutherford, N.J., back in 1986. When Ohio State and Alabama meet in 2027 in Columbus, the game will represent the first Southeastern Conference opponent in the regular season for Ohio State in 39 years, or since LSU and Ohio State played a home-and-home series in 1987 and 1988. In the first game of the series, Alabama will travel to take on Ohio State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 18, 2027. “We are thrilled at the progress we’ve made in securing such quality home-and-homes that will provide tremendous opportunities for our team and an exciting game day atmosphere for our fans in the coming years.”. Required fields are marked *. Alabama and Ohio State have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2027 and 2028, the schools announced Thursday. The two have combined for eight College Football Playoff appearances in the event's six years of existence. "The addition of Ohio State to our future nonconference schedule shows the commitment our program and administration has to creating the best possible games for our players and fans," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. The Buckeyes and Crimson Tide will meet on the banks of the Olentangy in 2027. The Buckeyes and Crimson Tide will meet on the banks of the Olentangy in 2027. Well, happy Thursday to you, as the Ohio State Buckeyes announced today that the football team has officially scheduled a home-and-home series with the Alabama Crimson Tide. The regular season lasts 13-14 weeks. Clemson has been doing some of this, Oregon has been doing some of this, although only in the Playoff once. Alabama and Ohio State last met in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 2015. The Crimson Tide will come to Ohio Stadium on Sept. 18, 2027. If they go to 8 teams in the playoff this will be just and important to win, and losing might not be as bad. Ohio State has scheduled SEC opponents in the recent past, but games against Georgia, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt have fallen through for various reasons. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2027 and 2028, both schools announced on Thursday. Ohio State … The first game is set to be played at Ohio State on Sept. 18, 2027. High Five, Spike the Ball, Got to stay in shape so I live long enough to see these two games! The series adds to a challenging slate of future nonconference games for both programs. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. "Building a nonconference schedule with tradition-rich programs is important to the competitive excellence of our program and the department, and it is great for our fans. §  At the 1978 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide defeated the last of Woody Hayes’ 13 Big Ten championship squads, 35-6; §  Alabama defeated Ohio State, 16-10, at the New Jersey Meadowlands in the 1986 Kickoff Classic; §  Alabama won the 1995 Florida Citrus Bowl game in Orlando, 24-17; and. The Crimson Tide will then host the Buckeye at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Sept. 9, 2028, which will conclude the series. Only four teams make the playoffs. Z-Man, do you really think ‘Bama would or should agree to a difficult non-conference game the week before the Iron Bowl? 2020 – at Oregon2021 – Oregon2022 – Notre Dame2023 – at Notre Dame2024 – at Washington2025 – at Texas2025 – Washington2026 – Texas2027 – Alabama2028 – at Alabama2030 – at Georgia2031 – Georgia. "I have coached a lot of years in the SEC and Big 10 and Bryant-Denny Stadium and Ohio Stadium are two of the very best environments in college football. Ohio State announced on Thursday that a home-and-home series has been scheduled with Alabama. Excellent. 2:32 pm ET, CFB Conference Futures: Pick To Win Big Ten, Bowl projections: Notre Dame, Florida on move, Week 10 odds: Clemson a small favorite at Notre Dame, Coaches Poll: Michigan, UNC plummet after losses, Florida, Missouri get into massive halftime brawl, Clemson QB Lawrence out vs. Notre Dame next week, WATCH: Rutgers has wild TD play called back. And I don’t really expect to see any team in college football playing its biggest non-conference game of the season the week before its biggest conference game of the season. The two teams will play in Columbus in 2027 and in Tuscaloosa in 2028. The Buckeyes defeated the Crimson Tide in that contest, 42-35, and went on to win the College Football Playoff National Championship that season. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: collegefootball | pageType: stories | Agree with you, Tom (except for wanting Bama and OSU to be in the playoffs). Got to find a way to get something negative from a positive. FBSchedules - College and Pro Football Schedules. “We’d like to thank University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne and Senior Deputy Director of Athletics Finus Gaston, who worked so hard with us to get this series scheduled,” Diana Sabau, Ohio State Deputy Director of Athletics, said. The two teams have met just four times in history, and never once on campus. Ohio State will play Alabama in a home-and-home series in 2027 and 2028, the schools confirmed on Thursday. This will be a great series. Ohio State is the second scheduled non-conference opponent for Alabama for both the 2027 and 2028 seasons. Ohio State's upcoming slate of non-conference games is quite impressive, as they have scheduled home-and-homes with Oregon, Notre Dame, Washington, Texas, Georgia, and now Alabama all in the next decade plus. The Buckeyes will host the first game in Columbus on Sept. 18, 2027… Your email address will not be published. Ohio State announced on Thursday that a home-and-home series has been scheduled with Alabama. Never happy are you Z? The Crimson Tide are slated to host West Virginia on Sept. 4, 2027 … All rights reserved. “This series with Ohio State adds another outstanding non-conference opponent to our future football schedules,” said Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne. Based on the state of the two programs, it would not be a terrible surprise if they meet in the postseason before the two teams hit the turf at Ohio Stadium in 2027. Alabama, Ohio State schedule 2027-28 home-and-home football series. OSU missed a huge opportunity to schedule their home game in this series the week before they visit Ann Arbor. The series with Georgia was supposed to begin this year, but Ohio State canceled when the Big Ten and Pac 12 agreed to begin an annual scheduling series a few years back. 6-keys: media/spln/collegefootball/reg/free/stories, at I want to see teams from the 4 team playoff playing each other early in the season! I also don’t see Ohio State having interest in doing this either. Copyright 2020 Buckeye Scoop. Way to go OSU and ALA. “We’d like to thank University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne and Senior Deputy Director of Athletics Finus Gaston, who worked so hard with us to get this series scheduled,” Diana Sabau, Ohio State Deputy Director of Athletics, said. Oklahoma has a Georgia and Michigan on the schedule. The Pac 12 eventually canceled that series, though the Buckeyes have still ended up with Oregon and Washington on their future (and present) schedules. section: | slug: alabama-and-ohio-state-announce-home-and-home-football-series-for-2027-2028-seasons | sport: collegefootball | route: article_single.us | Alabama leads the series 3-1, but the Buckeyes have the most recent victory. But Ohio State won the most recent meeting 42-35 in the 2015 Sugar Bowl, which was a semifinal game for the College Football Playoff. I hope this is the start of a great trend! We are excited for both schools and pleased to be able to share in this announcement today with the University of Alabama.”. Alabama and Ohio State announced Thursday that they will play each other in football in the 2027 and 2028 seasons. The Buckeyes’ only other game scheduled for that time period is Boston College on a date to be announced in 2027. It will mark the first meetings between the the storied programs at non-neutral sites. The Buckeyes also have home-and-home sets against Notre Dame, Washington and Texas scheduled in the years leading up to the series with Alabama.