May 21, 2012
Minnesota will face Ohio State on the gridiron for the first time in five years according to the Big Ten's 2015 and 2016 conference football schedules announced today.
The Buckeyes will visit TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015, for Halloween matchup with the Gophers that will serve as the first meeting between the two programs since the 2010 season. Minnesota will return the trip to Columbus on Nov. 5, 2016.
Leaders Division foe Purdue also moves back on the Gophers' schedule for 2015 and 2016.
The 2015 home slate will feature a blockbuster lineup for Gopher Fans. In addition to Ohio State, Nebraska (Oct. 3), Iowa (Oct. 24) and Wisconsin (Nov. 21) are all scheduled to visit TCF Bank Stadium.
The 2016 Big Ten home schedule includes visits by Michigan (Oct. 8), Northwestern (Oct. 29), Purdue (Nov. 12) and Michigan State (Nov. 26).
Other than a yet-to-be-announced non-conference game in 2015, the Gophers' schedules are now completed through the 2016 season.
2015 Minnesota Football Schedule
Sept. 5 - South Dakota State
Sept. 12 - at Colorado State
Sept. 19 - TBA
Sept. 26 - Ohio
Oct. 3 - Nebraska
Oct. 10 - at Northwestern
Oct. 17 - at Michigan
Oct. 24 - Iowa
Oct. 31 - Ohio State
Nov. 7 - at Purdue
Nov. 21 - Wisconsin
Nov. 28 - at Michigan State
Dec. 5 - Big Ten Championship Game
2016 Minnesota Football Schedule
Sept. 3 - New Mexico State
Sept. 10 - Indiana State
Sept. 17 - at Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 24 - Colorado State
Oct. 1 - at Iowa
Oct. 8 - Michigan
Oct. 22 - at Nebraska
Oct. 29 - Northwestern
Nov. 5 - at Ohio State
Nov. 12 - Purdue
Nov. 19 - at Wisconsin
Nov. 26 - Michigan State
Dec. 3 - Big Ten Championship Game
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