COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State has announced another football game against a Mid-American Conference team.

The Buckeyes will play Kent State on Sept. 19, 2026, at Ohio Stadium. It will the teams’ first meeting in football since 2014. They have played three times, with Ohio State winning 51-17 in 2002, 48-3 in 2007 and 66-0 in 2014.

Ohio State has six games in upcoming seasons against MAC teams:

  • 2022: Sept. 17 vs. Toledo
  • 2024: Sept. 21 vs. Western Michigan
  • 2026: Sept. 5 vs. Ball State
  • 2026: Sept. 19 vs. Kent State
  • 2027: Sept. 4 vs. Bowling Green
  • 2028: Sept. 2 vs. Buffalo

The Buckeyes’ 2022 season opens Sept. 3 against Notre Dame.