Let's take a look at the 2018 football schedules for both Ohio State and Penn State.
Big Ten East rivals Ohio State and Penn State will face off once again on September 29 at Beaver Stadium. The two division rivals have had huge match-ups over the last few years that have ultimately decided who would go on to play in, and win, the Big Ten Championship.
But what about the 11 other games for each program next fall? Let's take a look at which team has the harder slate.
Penn State's three non-con opponents are Appalachian State, Pitt, and Kent State. Ohio State, meanwhile, has Oregon State, TCU and Tulane.
at Penn State
at Michigan State
The Nittany Lions get Big Ten West crossover opponents Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Ohio State gets Minnesota, Purdue and Nebraska. Verdict: This is pretty close, but I'll go with Ohio State by a hair, in part because it travels to Penn State. The trip to Michigan State is also always difficult, and TCU trumps any of the non-conference games on the Nittany Lions' schedule.