Oregon, LSU, Alabama, Michigan. It seems like just about everyone is trying to get a non-conference game in the Dallas Metroplex. Add the Ohio State Buckeyes to the list of teams making it a reality.
Following in the footsteps of next year's 2013-season opener between LSU (a return visitor to the area having played Oregon to open the season in 2011) and TCU, the Ohio State Buckeyes will head to Dallas-Fort Worth (though instead to TCU's newly rechristened home stadium) to open the 2018 season before reciprocating the following year and hosting the Horned Frogs in Ohio Stadium.
On the heels of talking about all the ways Ohio State can improve their non-conference scheduling, it seems Gene Smith & co. have done just that. And while certainly no longer Little Sisters of the Poor having made the transition to the Big XII (and successfully so far to boot), Ohio State's going to have to beat TCU both on the road and at home to make the arrangement worth their while.