The CU Buffs are receiving a reported $1.4 million for a game against Ohio State in Columbus during the 2011-12 football season, the schools announced this Tuesday.
The schools last contest came in 1986, where the Buckeyes defeated the Buffaloes 13-10 in Columbus.
“This will be a great contest between two outstanding BCS teams that share an excellent football tradition,” said OSU director of athletics Gene Smith in article for CBS 21 News in Ohio. “I know our fans will enjoy this opportunity.”
With only four previous encounters, the Buffs will look to improve on their current record against the Buckeyes, which command a 3-1 lead in the series.
CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn said in a news release that CU has always recognized the importance of playing such “marquee opponents,” during off-season games.
“This is a tremendous opportunity on the national platform to schedule a game with Ohio State, which has been one of the nation’s premier programs and whom we have a lot of respect for,” Bohn said.
The difference on the gridiron between the two schools can be measured in their previous seasons’ performance: the Buckeyes went 11-2 en route to a Big Ten title, while the Buffs slumped to a disappointing 3-9 for a fifth-place finish in the Big 12 North during the schools respective 2009-10 campaigns.
The schools will meet on September 24, 2011 in Ohio Stadium.
Contact CU Independent Sports Editor Esteban L. Hernandez at Esteban.email@example.com.