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Comparing The Schedules For Ohio State, Penn State In 2018

urban Meyer talking to his coaches on the sideline during an Ohio State football game.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 16: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes gives instructions to his assistant coaches on the sideline during the fourth quarter of a game against the Army Golden Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Army 38-7. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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.

Penn State

Ohio State

Week 1

Appalachian State

Oregon State

Week 2

at Pitt

Rutgers

Week 3

Kent State

TCU (Arlington)

Week 4

at Illinois

Tulane

Week 5

Ohio State

at Penn State

Week 6

Bye

Indiana

Week 7

Michigan State

Minnesota

Week 8

at Indiana

at Purdue

Week 9

Iowa

Bye

Week 10

at Michigan

Nebraska

Week 11

Wisconsin

at Michigan State

Week 12

at Rutgers

at Maryland

Week 13

Maryland

Michigan

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.