UPDATE: Following the below report from McMurphy, Ohio State released it it’s full set of games for the next four seasons, through the 2023-24 campaign.
Full Ohio State schedules through 2023 pic.twitter.com/k2Kfj1Pqvx— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) August 22, 2019
On Thursday, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy (remember him?) reported that the Ohio State Buckeyes would be welcoming the Arkansas State Red Wolves to the Horseshoe in 2022. That would fill in a gap in their schedule between their season-opener against Notre Dame and Week 3 against Toledo.
Ohio State adds 2022 home game w/Arkansas State, @AStateNation reports. Red Wolves will receive $1.8 million from Ohio State. ASU also will play at Memphis & host UMass in 2022— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 22, 2019
The Ohio State athletic department would pay Arkansas State $1.8 million for the honor of beating them in football, according to McMurphy.
The Red Wolves join a wide array of non-conference opponents for the Buckeyes over the coming seasons. In 2020, OSU will host Bowling Green and Buffalo, while also traveling to Eugene, Ore. to take on the Ducks.
Then in 2021, Oregon will make the return trip to Ohio Stadium, where the Buckeyes will also welcome Tulsa and the Akron Zips. Interestingly, Ohio State will open the 2021 season in a Big Ten road game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. With The Fighting Irish, Arkansas State, and Toledo in 2022, the Buckeyes will again start their season on the road against a B1G foe in 2023, this time in Bloomington, Ind. Then, they will host San Jose State and Western Kentucky, before the road half of their home-and-home with Notre Dame.
Other opponents with future games against the Buckeyes currently planned are Washington, Texas, and Boston College. Keep in mind that future schedules can — and likely will — change, as scheduling priorities, conference requirements, and the whims of ADs change over time.