Going Nuts In Columbus: Eight Home Games For The Buckeyes

Matthew WilderContributor IAugust 31, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes hands the ball off against the Oregon Ducks during the 96th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Many college football fans claim that Ohio State's schedule is way too easy. Well the schedule includes games against several top 25 teams. They are Miami, Iowa, Penn State, and Wisconsin. Hmmm, that argument is actually very weak.

The only real cut and dry ammunition any college football fan can use against Ohio State's schedule is the fact that Ohio State plays eight home games. Take a look.

Sept. 2 Marshall

Sept. 11 Miami

Sept. 18 Ohio

Sept. 25 Eastern Michigan

Oct. 9 Indiana

Oct 23. Purdue

Nov. 13 Penn State

Nov. 27 Michigan

There are two big time road games for the Buckeyes as they travel to Iowa and Wisconsin. The lesser road games are at Illinois and Minnesota.

Having eight home games will make it much easier for Ohio State to advance to the BCS National Championship, which will be held in Glendale, Arizona. However, some critics may point to eight home games possibly weakening the Buckeyes. The counter-argument to that is the road games against Iowa and Wisconsin. Being on the road in top 25 action can certainly strengthen a team. If all four road games were against unranked opponents, there would be a lot more critics out there. There is no question about that.