Notre Dame, Ohio State Schedule 2022-23 Football Series

By Kevin Kelley -

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Ohio State Buckeyes have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023, the schools announced today.

In the first game of the series, Notre Dame will travel to Columbus to take on Ohio State at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 3, 2022. The Fighting Irish will host the second and final game on Sept. 23, 2023 at Notre Dame Stadium.

“I am excited we are able once again to bring these two programs together on the football field,” said Notre Dame vice president and athletics director Jack Swarbrick. “Football games between Notre Dame and Ohio State make great sense from a strength-of-schedule standpoint.”

Notre Dame and Ohio State last met in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. The Buckeyes won that game 34-20 to take a 3-2 lead in the overall series.

“Any time you talk about Notre Dame and Ohio State meeting in a football game, that event automatically is going to have huge national significance,” said Irish head coach Brian Kelly.

With Notre Dame no longer playing Michigan on an annual basis, they now have the freedom to schedule other power five opponents. In June, the Irish added a home-and-home series with Georgia for 2017 and 2019.

The addition of Ohio State gives Notre Dame seven tentative opponents in 2022 and 2023. Five of those opponents each season are the required ACC schools.

The Buckeyes are currently scheduled to play at Texas in 2022 and host both Texas and Boston College in 2023. Adding Notre Dame makes those slates even tougher, so it’s possible we’ll see some changes in the future.

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Comments (12)

Ohio State is definitely is likely gong to change BC game in 2023 to to 2025. They aren’t going to play 12 P5 opponents. They will have 9 conference games as of 2016. The only school ever to play 12 P5 opponents in regular season was USC when they had their great teams in the mid 2000’s

They recently moved (within the last 3 months) the Boston College series to these dates. I am close with someone inside the OSU football ops and this person said the goal at Ohio State is to have a full slate of power 5 games after they exhaust the current non-p5 contracts.

Florida State did it in 1993: 8 ACC opponents, Kansas, Notre Dame, Miami, and Florida. They also played 11 P5 opponents in 11 games in ’96 and ’97: 8 ACC, Miami, Florida, and USC.


USC has done it several times in the last decade but they are the rare exception. USC plays 11 P5’s almost every year and never has played a FCS school. When you’re good like the were thru 2000’s it’s stellar but if your slightly off with their tough schedule like the last few years it gets ugly quick b/c you really never have a complete gift game.

I have to give a shout out to Ohio St for picking up their scheduling. They play Texas and Notre Dame the same two years, Oregon the two years prior to that, TCU the two years prior to that, and Oklahoma in ’16 & ’17. Most SEC OOC games are in neutral sites in Dallas, Houston, or Atlanta. Hopefully more of the top SEC teams will follow LSU’s lead and make a trip somewhere north or west to play return games against good teams.

Auburn at Kansas State on Sept. 18th, Arkansas at Texas Tech on Sept. 13th, Tennessee at Oklahoma on Sept. 13th….looks like those 3 schools are making trips somewhere north or west.

The sound of crying you are hearing is from Ann Arbor…this is a clear swat on the nose to Michigan,ND just doesn’t see the value of playing a average school that Michigan has become.
Can’t say I blame them….

ND announcing the Ohio State series a few days before the big game is intentionally rubbing Michigan’s face into it. The [email protected] will have extra drama attached.

Indeed would be better with ND on Michigan schedule, but the Wolverines will survive just fine without ND on the schedule.

Michigan has future home-and-homes scheduled with Oklahoma, UCLA, Arkansas, VT, Washington and a neutral game with Florida.

To fill in for lack of Notre Dame games the next few years Michigan has scheduled single home games with Oregon State and Colorado with no return visit.

Ohio State has dodged tough schedules for as long as I can remember, man up Buckeyes you play in the Big 10 not the SEC!!!

I see that the Buckeye’s did man up.National Champions.don’t hate because they kicked your yes BUTTS.