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UConn football schedules future date with Ohio State

The Huskies will head to Columbus in 2025 and will be paid handsomely for it.

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On Tuesday morning, UConn Athletics broke the news that their soon-to-be-independent football program has scheduled a 2025 showdown with the Buckeyes of Ohio State University.

According to the official announcement, the game is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, and will be the first-ever matchup between the two football teams.

This is the seventh game the Huskies have on the books for 2025 and gives them two matchups with Big Ten opponents that season, with a September 13 trip to Purdue already scheduled as part of a home-and-home agreement.

The announcement also mentioned that Ohio State has opted to pay UConn $1.95 million before the end of February 2026 instead of traveling to Storrs to complete a home-and-home series of their own. This is a huge boon for the Husky athletic department and supports the viability of football independence with Big East membership in all other sports.

Last year, Ohio State went 13-0 in the regular season before losing in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes have won 12 or more games in all but one of the last eight seasons, winning only 11 in 2016. UConn has won nine games in the past four years combined.

With the addition of Ohio State to its 2025 slate, UConn’s plug-and-play schedule after the 2020 season now looks like this:

2021

August 28: at Fresno State

September 11: PURDUE

September 18: at Army

October 9: at UMass

October 23: MIDDLE TENNESSEE

November 13: at Clemson

November 20: at UCF

2022

August 27: at Utah State

September 3: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT

September 10: SYRACUSE

September 17: at Michigan

September 24: at North Carolina State

October 1: FRESNO STATE

October 15: at Ball State

October 29: BOSTON COLLEGE

November 19: at Army

2023

September 2: DUKE

September 9: LAFAYETTE

September 23: NORTH CAROLINA STATE

September 30: UTAH STATE

October 28: at Boston College

November 4: at Tennessee

November 11: at Liberty

2024

August 31: at Maryland

September 7: ARMY

September 14: at Duke

September 28: BUFFALO

2025

August 30: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT

September 6: at Syracuse

September 13: at Purdue

September 20: BALL STATE

September 27: at Buffalo

October 11: at Army

October 18: at Ohio State

2026

September 5: LAFAYETTE

September 12: MARYLAND

September 19: at North Carolina

October 3: at Syracuse

2027

September 18: NORTH CAROLINA

November 6: SYRACUSE

November 27: ARMY

2028

September 23: BUFFALO

October 14: at Army

2029

September 15: at Buffalo

November 10: ARMY