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Alabama and Ohio State schedule home-and-home for 2027 and 2028

(John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

(John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama and Ohio State have announced a home-and-home football series between the two programs for the 2027 and 2028 seasons.

“This series with Ohio State adds another outstanding non-conference opponent to our future football schedules,” said Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne. “We are thrilled at the progress we’ve made in securing such quality home-and-homes that will provide tremendous opportunities for our team and an exciting game day atmosphere for our fans in the coming years.”

The first game is set to take place in Columbus on Sept. 18, 2027, with the Buckeyes coming to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 9, 2028. It is the first home-and-home meeting between OSU and Alabama.

“The addition of Ohio State to our future non-conference schedule shows the commitment our program and administration has to creating the best possible games for our players and fans,” Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said. “I have coached a lot of years in the SEC and Big 10 and Bryant-Denny Stadium and Ohio Stadium are two of the very best environments in college football. Non-conference series like Alabama-Ohio State are so important to the health of college football, and we are very pleased that we could get this series completed.”

Alabama and Ohio State have met on four previous occasions, with each coming in neutral site games.

With the addition of Ohio State, Alabama has added 10 home-and-home series to future schedules recently, including: Texas (2022 & 2023), Wisconsin (2024 & 2025), Florida State (2025 & 2026), West Virginia (2026 & 2027), Notre Dame (2028 & 2029), Georgia Tech (2030 & 2031), Oklahoma (2032 & 2033), Arizona (2032 & 2033) and Virginia Tech (2034 & 2035). The Crimson Tide also has a 2-for-1 home-and-home series with South Florida (2023, 2024 & 2026).

Along with playing Ohio State in 2027 and 2028, Alabama will also host West Virginia during the 2027 season and travel to South Bend, Ind., to play Notre Dame in 2028. Alabama opens the 2020 season with a neutral site game against Southern California on Sept. 5 and then travels to Atlanta in 2021 to face Miami (Fla.).

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Alabama and Ohio State schedule home-and-home for 2027 and 2028



  1. lexattorney
    6:41 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    *Alabama and Ohio State SCHEDULE home-and-home….

    “And” makes them plural so the plural usage of the verb applies.



  2. JEUofK
    7:04 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    “Alabama never plays anyone”. – Says stupid people. Look at those future schedules. Add that with the SEC West. They are doing themselves a disservice.

    Prediction: An Ohio State-Columbus will cancel, just as they did with Georgia. They have two wins vs. the SEC since my grandmother was born (she’s going on 84).



  3. Dr. Tom
    9:40 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    How old will Coach Saban be in 2027-28??