Buckeyes fill schedule vacancies with UNLV, Oregon State

Buckeyes fill schedule vacancies with UNLV, Oregon State
August 14, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Vinnie Duber

After losing a pair of future non-conference games Wednesday, Ohio State didn't take long to fill those schedule vacancies.

The Buckeyes announced two future matchups Thursday, as they'll welcome the UNLV Runnin' Rebels to Ohio Stadium in 2017 and play the Oregon State Beavers inside the Horseshoe in 2018.

Adding Oregon State to the schedule gives Ohio State another non-conference game against a Power 5 conference team after a home-and-home series with North Carolina was cancelled Wednesday, a casualty of the Big Ten's nine-game conference schedule, which begins in 2016.

The two OSUs haven't met since 1984. The 2018 meeting will be the third all-time between the schools. Ohio State has won both previous meetings, which both came in Columbus.

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Ohio State has seen Pac-12 opponents with frequency in the past 10 seasons, playing seven games against schools currently in that conference. Urban Meyer has defeated California in each of his two seasons at the helm. The Buckeyes played high-profile regular-season games against USC in 2008 and 2009, losing both, but they defeated the Oregon Ducks in the 2010 Rose Bowl.

Ohio State has a 58-26-2 record all-time against Pac-12 schools. It owns a winning record against all but three schools. The Buckeyes are 9-13-1 against USC, 4-4-1 against UCLA and 2-3 against Stanford.

Ohio State has never played UNLV.