The 2022 Ohio State football team is looking to lift the College Football Playoff trophy for the first time since the Playoff began in 2014 after missing it last year. En route to Ohio State’s title aspirations, the Buckeyes will look to win their fifth Big Ten championship in the last six years. This season’s Buckeyes will rely on a mixture of experienced stars and an influx of new talent to maintain their status as one of college football’s premier programs.
Here is the complete 2022 Ohio State football schedule, including opponents, results and players to watch.
2022 Ohio State football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, results
Here is the full, detailed schedule for Ohio State’s 2022 football season.
|vs. Our Lady||W, 21-10||Saturday, Sept. 3||7:30 p.m.||ABC||Columbus, OH|
|vs. Arkansas State||W, 45-12||Saturday, Sept. 10||12 p.m.||Big Ten Network||Columbus, OH|
|vs. Toledo||W, 77-21||Saturday, Sept. 17||7 p.m.||FOX||Columbus, OH|
|vs. Wisconsin||Saturday, Sept. 24||7:30 p.m.||ABC||Columbus, OH|
|vs. Rutgers||Saturday, Oct. 1||3:30 p.m.||Big Ten Network||Columbus, OH|
|at Michigan State||Saturday, Oct. 8||TBA||TBA||East Lansing, MI|
|vs. Iowa||Saturday, Oct. 22||TBA||TBA||Columbus, OH|
|at Penn State||Saturday, Oct. 29||TBA||TBA||State College, PA|
|at Northwestern||Saturday, Nov. 5||TBA||TBA||Evanston, IL|
|vs. Indiana||Saturday, Nov. 12||TBA||TBA||Columbus, OH|
|at Maryland||Saturday, Nov. 19||TBA||TBA||College Park, MD|
|vs. Michigan||Saturday, Nov. 26||12 p.m.||FOX||Columbus, OH|
|TBD (Big Ten Championship)||Saturday, Dec. 3||8 p.m.||FOX||Indianapolis, IN|
*All TBAs are as of Aug. 8, 2022
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The Buckeyes went 11-2 in 2021, missing the College Football Playoff but winning the Rose Bowl.
Here’s what happened in every game of Ohio State’s 2021 schedule:
|at Minnesota||W, 45-31||Thursday, Sep 02||8 p.m.||fox||Minneapolis, MN|
|vs. No. 12 Oregon||L, 35-28||Saturday, Sept. 11||12 p.m.||fox||Columbus, OH|
|vs. Tulsa||W, 41-20||Saturday, Sept. 18||3:30 p.m.||FS1||Columbus, OH|
|vs Akron||W, 59-7||Saturday, Sept. 25||7:30 p.m.||Big Ten||Columbus, OH|
|at Rutgers||W, 52-13||Saturday, Oct. 2||3:30 p.m.||Big Ten||Piscataway, NJ|
|vs. Maryland||W, 66-17||Saturday, Oct. 9||12 p.m.||FOX||Columbus, OH|
|Indiana||W, 54-7||Saturday, Oct. 23||7:30 p.m.||ABC||Bloomington, IN|
|vs. No. 20 Penn State||W, 33-24||Saturday, Oct. 30||7:30 p.m.||ABC||Columbus, OH|
|at Nebraska||W, 26-17||Saturday, Nov. 6||12 p.m.||FOX||Lincoln, NE|
|vs. No. 19 Purdue||W, 59-31||Saturday, Nov. 13||3:30 p.m.||ABC||Columbus, OH|
|vs. No. 7 Michigan State||W, 56-7||Saturday, Nov. 20||12 p.m.||ABC||Columbus, OH|
|at No. 5 Michigan||L, 42-27||Saturday, Nov. 27||12 p.m.||FOX||Ann Arbor, MI|
|vs. No. 11 Utah||W, 48-45||Saturday, Jan. 1||5 p.m.||ESPN||Pasadena, CA|
Top returning players
Ohio State lost two first-round wide receivers — Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave — from 2021, but the offense remains loaded with talent. Quarterback CJ Stroud leads the offense in 2022 after finishing as a Heisman Trophy finalist in his first year as a starter. Stroud’s blindside will be protected in 2021 by offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., making the position switch from right guard. Johnson will get to create rushing lanes for standout running back TreVeyon Henderson who ran for 1,248 yards and 15 touchdowns as a true freshman. Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba adds to Ohio State’s firepower offensive; in his last outing, he set an FBS bowl-game record with 347 receiving yards and a Rose Bowl record with 15 catches while adding in three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. also had a breakout performance in the Rose Bowl, catching three touchdowns. He returns in 2022, as does wideout Kamryn Babb, who was injured in 2021. Led by position coach Brian Hartline, Ohio State’s receiving room is deep once again as former five-star recruits Julian Fleming and Emeka Egbuka round out the position.
Ohio State’s defense begins up front in the trenches. Defensive linemen Taron Vincent and Zach Harrison lead the experience group under the tutelage of position coach Larry Johnson. Second-year players Jack Sawyer and JT Tuimoloau are also expected to contribute after they combined for 5.5 sacks in 2021.
Ohio State’s linebacker corps will shrink in 2022 as a result of new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles’ 4-2-5 base defense, meaning only two traditional linebackers on the field. Linebacker Teradja Mitchell returns with the most experience.
In the secondary, cornerback Denzel Burke looks to emerge as the latest shutdown corner for the Buckeyes. He’ll be joined by cornerback Cameron Brown on the outside. Elsewhere, safety Josh Proctor returns from injury, while Oklahoma State transfer Tanner McCalister brings 23 games of experience in Knowles’ system to Ohio State’s defense.
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2021-22 College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff era is entering its ninth season in the 2022-23 season. Last year, Georgia won its first CFP trophy. Will Georgia become the first team to repeat as champions in College Football Playoff history? Will Ohio State make its return to the postseason tournament? Or will a new team emerge atop college football’s throne?
Here are the dates and sites for the New Year’s Six games, 2022 College Football Playoff semifinals and CFP national championship.
When are the New Year’s Six games?
Here are the dates and schedule for 2022’s New Year’s Six games:
- orange-bowl: 7:30 or 8 pm ET Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
- sugar-bowlSaturday, Dec. 31, 2022 at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA
- cotton-bowl: 1 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX
- rose-bowl: 5 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
All games scheduled to air on ESPN
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When are the College Football Playoff semifinals?
The CFP semifinals are set for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. One semifinal is the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The other semifinal is the Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The start times for the games will be at 4 pm or 8 pm ET. As of Aug. 8, 2022, the times have yet to be assigned to each game.
When is the 2022 College Football Playoff national championship?
The 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game will be Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The title game will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. This will mark the first time Los Angeles will serve as host of the CFP National Championship Game.
As of Aug. 8, 2022, the CFP national championship time has not been announced but it will air during the primetime window on ESPN.
CFP SCHEDULE: Here’s a look at the 2022-23 College Football Playoff schedule
Below is a complete history of the College Football Playoff national championship game.
|2015||No. 4 Ohio State 42No. 2 Oregon 20||Arlington, TX|
|2016||No. 2 Alabama 45No. 1 Clemson 40||Glendale, Arizona|
|2017||No. 2 Clemson 35No. 1 Alabama 31||Tampa, FL|
|2018||No. 4 Alabama 26No. 3 Georgia 23||Atlanta, Georgia|
|2019||No. 2 Clemson 44No. 1 Alabama 16||Santa Clara, California|
|2020||No. 1 LSU 42No. 3 Clemson 25||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|2021||No. 1 Alabama 52No. 3 Ohio State 24||Miami Gardens, Florida|
|2022||No. 3 Georgia 33No. 1 Alabama 18||Indianapolis, Indiana|
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Future CFP national championship locations and dates
2024: Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, TX) – Jan. 8
2025: Rental TBD – Jan. 6
2026: Rental TBD – Jan. 5