I'm guessing you figured out the title of this piece is a play-on-words taken from the old "My Dad can beat up your Dad," argument.
I know in the past, the Buckeyes have, and still continue to work hard at scheduling out of conference games verses other quality BCS teams.
And sure, they also have played some cupcakes along the way—But who hasn't?
The bottom line, however, is that I dare any fan of any other program to provide me with evidence that would suggest their team has scheduled and played in as many big-time OOC games as my team--The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Here is every OOC game Ohio State has played since 2000, as well as the OOC games from 2009 and those that have been scheduled so far, all the way through 2019. That's a span of 20 years.
Bowl game opponents (**) are also noted, and included.
2000—Fresno State, Arizona, Miami (OH), **South Carolina
2001—Akron, UCLA, San Diego State, **South Carolina
2002—Texas Tech, Washington State, Cincinnati, San Jose State, **Miami (FL)
2003—Washington, San Diego State, NC State, BGSU, **Kansas State
2004—Cincinnati, Marshall, NC State, **Oklahoma State
2005—Miami (OH), Texas, San Diego State, **Notre Dame
2006—Northern Illinois, Texas, Cincinnati, BGSU, **Florida
2007—YSU, Akron, Washington, Kent State, **LSU
2008—YSU, Ohio, USC, Troy, **Texas
2009—Navy, USC, Toledo, New Mexico State, **Oregon
2010—Marshall, Miami (FL), Ohio, Eastern Michigan
2011—Akron, Toledo, Miami (FL), BGSU
2012—Miami (OH), Cincinnati, California, UAB
2013—California, three OOC games still TBD
2014—Navy, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Kent State
2015—Virginia Tech, three OOC games still TBD
2016—Oklahoma, three OOC games still TBD
2017—Oklahoma, three OOC games still TBD
2018—Tennessee, three OOC games still TBD
2019—Tennessee, three OOC games still TBD
Now, I know Ohio State havn't won every one of these OOC games, and nor will they.
That is not the point here. The point is they are scheduling big games verses top notch opponents like no other school in the country and have been for a very long time.
There have been rumors that Ohio State have been trying to schedule a home and home two-game series with other SEC opponents such as Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and LSU but I have no confirmation as of yet.
I had actually heard that the home and home in 2018 and 2019 with Tennessee was supposed to be Georgia, but UGA didn't want to play in Columbus.
If you wish to dispute me on this, that's fine, but you better bring an arsenal of knowledge and plenty of big time OOC games for any team you claim is doing a better job Ohio State.
This article was written by HD Handshoe and was originally published on B/R on October 8, 2009, before HD was selected as an Ohio State Featured Columnist by the B/R staff.
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