8 Teams Ohio State Has Shockingly Never Defeated

By David Hayes
The Ohio State Buckeyes football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these eight teams in program history.
The Ohio State Buckeyes football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these eight teams in program history. / Ralph Freso/Getty Images
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are among the top of college football's most elite and storied programs, and you don't get a seat that kind of table without earning it over sustained periods of success against a wide variety of opponents.

With countless player and coaching talents passing through Columbus for more than a century, one would think the Buckeyes have pulled at least one over each of their opponents somewhere down the line. Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the full list of FBS opponents Ohio State has surprisingly never beaten.

Teams Ohio State Has Never Beaten

*Note: All opponents included below are limited to current FBS programs that have played Ohio State at least once.

1. Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers football team's helmet.
The Clemson Tigers football team's helmet. / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-4-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 28. 2019 (2020 CFP Semifinal)
Final Score: Clemson 29 | Ohio State 23

2. Florida State Seminoles

The Florida State Seminoles football team's helmet.
The Florida State Seminoles football team's helmet. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-3-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 1998 (Sugar Bowl)
Final Score: FSU 31 | Ohio State 14

3. Florida Gators

The Florida Gators football team's helmet.
The Florida Gators football team's helmet. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-2-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 2, 2012 (Gator Bowl)
Final Score: Florida 24 | Ohio State 17

4. South Carolina Gamecocks

The South Carolina Gamecocks football team's helmet.
The South Carolina Gamecocks football team's helmet. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-2-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 2002 (Outback Bowl)
Final Score: South Carolina 31 | Ohio State 28

5. Auburn Tigers

The Auburn Tigers football team's helmet.
The Auburn Tigers football team's helmet. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-1)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 1990 (Hall of Fame Bowl)
Final Score: Auburn 31 | Ohio State 14

6. Tennessee Volunteers

The Tennessee Vols football team's grey helmets.
The Tennessee Vols football team's grey helmets. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 1996 (Florida Citrus Bowl)
Final Score: Tennessee 20 | Ohio State 14

7. Georgia Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs football team's helmet.
The Georgia Bulldogs football team's helmet. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 1993 (Florida Citrus Bowl)
Final Score: Georgia 21 | Ohio State 14

8. Air Force Falcons

The Air Force Falcons football team's helmet.
The Air Force Falcons football team's helmet. / Loren Orr/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 27, 1990 (Liberty Bowl)
Final Score: Air Force 23 | Ohio State 11


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