The Ohio State- Michigan matchup, in addition to the remainder of the Big Ten’s traditional competition games, will go back into the last week of the regular year in 2021, it was declared Friday since the summit introduced its revised 2021 football program.
The program has some differences from the one initially published in 2017, for example, place of several games in addition to the sequence in which they’re played.
Ohio State, which represented the Big Ten at the College Football Playoff last season, will start its summit against Minnesota on Thursday, Sept. 2.
Along with the yearly conflict between the Buckeyes and Wolverines, that is held in Ann Arbor this year, other competition games slated for Nov. 27 comprise Wisconsin-Minnesota, Northwestern- Illinois and Indiana- Purdue.
The official program also comes with a few neutral-site matches — Nebraska and Illinois will kick off the Big Ten year in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 28, while Wisconsin will confront Notre Dame on Sept. 25 in Soldier Field in Chicago.
Adding intrigue to this matchup is that former Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan might be facing his former team after declaring his move to Notre Dame that offseason.
Resources told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg which Northwestern’s home match against Purdue on Nov. 20 will be performed at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Wildcats were scheduled to play Wisconsin in Wrigley Field last season ahead of the programs changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Indiana, which ended 6-1 in the Big Ten final season, will start its season on the road against Iowa.
Week two also has interesting nonconference matchups, as Ohio State will sponsor Oregon, Michigan will see Washington and Iowa will restart its competition with Iowa State on the street.