The Buckeyes finished 11-2 last season and lost 31-0 to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, a semifinal in the College Football Playoff. Ohio State held its fifth practice of 28 practices Thursday. It opens the season Aug. 31 at Indiana.
Ohio State plays three teams ranked in the top 10. No. 8 Oklahoma visits Columbus on Sept. 9. The Buckeyes play host to No. 6 Penn State on Oct. 28 and play at No. 9 Michigan on Nov. 25.