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ESPN Names The Most "Important" Game Left On Ohio State's Schedule

A closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Following a crucial victory over TCU in Dallas, the Ohio State Buckeyes are ready to host Tulane at home on Saturday. Although this weekend presents an easier challenge than usual, Urban Meyer's squad needs to prepare for an upcoming test.

Considering that the college football season is just entering its fourth week, there are still many teams in the discussion for title contention. However, most programs will face their toughest task when conference play is in full swing.

In order to get fans ready for their biggest game of the season, ESPN released a list with the most important game remaining on each ranked team's schedule.

When it comes to Ohio State, the hardest matchup on their schedule is against Penn State on the road. ESPN college football reporter Tom VanHaaren discussed the overall importance of that showdown.

If they get through this one, the Buckeyes should have a good shot at returning to the Big Ten championship game and potentially the College Football Playoff.

Last season, Ohio State defeated Penn State with an amazing comeback in the fourth quarter.

Right now, the Nittany Lions are the No. 10 team in the country.

Ohio State and Penn State will play on Sept. 29, as the Buckeyes face their biggest challenge yet.