Ohio State vs. Northwestern

The Ohio State vs. Northwestern matchup is played in the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes hail from the East division, while the Wildcats play in the West division. They are divisional crossover opponents and play ever so often.

Two of the last 3 games against one another came in the Big Ten Championship Game in 2020 and 2018. The Buckeyes won both of those games.

Ohio State leads the all-time series record 64-14-1. Northwestern’s last win over Ohio State came in 2004 33-27.

Last 5 Ohio State vs. Northwestern Games

NORTHWESTERN
10
OHIO STATE
22
Indianapolis, IN - Dec. 19, 2020
OHIO STATE
52
NORTHWESTERN
3
Ryan Field - Oct. 18, 2019
NORTHWESTERN
24
OHIO STATE
45
Indianapolis, IN - Dec. 1, 2018
NORTHWESTERN
20
OHIO STATE
24
Ohio Stadium - Oct. 29, 2016
OHIO STATE
40
NORTHWESTERN
30
Ryan Field - Oct. 5, 2013

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