New Hampshire is the alma mater of Ohio State coach Ryan Day, who played there from 1998-2001. Day also started his coaching career at New Hampshire in 2002 as a tight ends coach.
Ohio State has never played New Hampshire. This will be Ohio State’s fifth game against an FCS opponent. It has played Youngstown State three times, including this season, and it played Florida A&M in 2013. The Buckeyes are 4-0 in those games.
The other game announced Thursday was a matchup against Northern Illinois on Sept. 16, 2028, at Ohio Stadium. This will be the third non-conference game in 2028. Buffalo plays at Ohio State on Sept. 2, and Ohio State plays at Alabama on Sept. 9.
Ohio State beat NIU 35-12 in 2006 and 20-13 in 2015. Ohio State is 35-1 against current members of the Mid-American Conference.