The Buckeyes have only met up with the Fighting Irish six times before Saturday night’s meeting, and Ohio State has won the last four during a home-and-home in 1995 and 1996, along with two wins in the 2006 and 2016 Fiesta Bowls.
The last time Ohio State lost to Notre Dame was in 1936 when the Buckeyes fell to the Fighting Irish, 7-2, in South Bend, Indiana.
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It was the second of two meetings in consecutive seasons between Ohio State and Notre Dame, both of which the Buckeyes lost.
Ohio State and Notre Dame are two of the top three teams according to all-time winning percentage
Ohio State and Notre Dame are two of the winningest programs in college football history.
The Buckeyes enter the season tied for the best winning percentage in the sport’s history with Alabama, posting a .731 winning percentage with a 942-329-53 record.
Notre Dame comes in with a .730 winning percentage with a 929-330-42 career record.
Ohio State football’s 2022 schedule
- Week 1: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, in Columbus, Ohio
- Week 2: Ohio State vs. Arkansas State, Sept. 10, in Columbus, Ohio
- Week 3: Ohio State vs. Toledo, Sept. 17, in Columbus, Ohio
- Week 4: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, Sept. 24, Columbus, Ohio
- Week 5: Ohio State vs. Rutgers, Oct. 1, Columbus Ohio
- Week 6: Ohio State vs. Michigan State, Oct. 8, East Lansing, Mich.
- Week 7: Ohio State vs. Iowa, Oct. 22, Columbus, Ohio
- Week 8: Ohio State vs. Penn State, Oct. 29, State College, Pa.
- Week 9: Ohio State vs. Northwestern, Nov. 5, Evanston, Ill.
- Week 10: Ohio State vs Indiana, Nov. 12, Columbus, Ohio
- Week 11: Ohio State vs. Maryland, Nov. 19, College Park, MD.
- Week 12: Ohio State vs. Michigan, at noon Nov. 26, Columbus, Ohio