Originally posted on Maize & Blue Nation  |  Last updated 6/20/12
Previously: Illinois, Indiana 2011 Overall Record: 6-7 2011 Big Ten Record: 3-5DateOpponentSept 1Miami (Oh)Sept 8Central FloridaSept 15CaliforniaSept 22UABSept 29@ Michigan StateOct 6NebraskaOct 13@ IndianaOct 20PurdueOct 27@ Penn StateNov 3IllinoisNov 17@ WisconsinNov 24MichiganDo Not Play Iowa Minnesota Northwestern Biggest Game This one's pretty obvious. Ohio State hangs their hat on beating Michigan every year. They have no other rivals. The 2012 contest is especially important because no matter what, it's the last game of the year for the Buckeyes – who will serve a 1-year post-season suspension for tat-gate and the related violations that have stemmed from it. Michigan is Ohio State's national championship game this year. The best they can hope for is to play spoiler for Michigan. But given they're in separate divisions, Michigan would really need to be on the fence for OSU to knock them out.Non-Conference Loss Cal is really the only non-conference threat for the Buckeyes
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