The Ohio State Buckeyes have added the Army West Point Black Knights to their 2017 football schedule, according to an announcement today.
Ohio State will host Army at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 16, 2017. The matchup will be the first ever between the two teams on the gridiron.
“We’re excited to showcase our cadets in the Midwest against one of the top football programs in the country,” said Army Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan. “This will be a first-class experience for our cadets as well as an opportunity for our fans to see a game at ‘The Horseshoe.’ ”
Ohio State has now completed their football schedule for the 2017 season. The Buckeyes are also scheduled to host non-conference games against Oklahoma on Sept. 9 and UNLV on Sept. 23.
A rare season-opening conference game at Indiana on Sept. 2 highlights the Big Ten portion of Ohio State’s schedule. The Buckeyes are also set to visit Rutgers, Nebraska, Iowa, and Michigan.
Ohio State will host Maryland, Penn State, Michigan State, and Illinois at The Horseshoe in 2017.
Army, an FBS Independent, now has 10 games scheduled in 2017. The Black Knights are slated to host Duke, UTEP, Eastern Michigan, Temple, and Fordham and travel to Ohio State, Rice, North Texas and Air Force.
Also on the schedule is the annual Army-Navy game. The 2017 contest is set for Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.