Ohio State has replaced Cincinnati with Central Florida on its 2012 schedule, the school announced Monday.
The Buckeyes will host UCF on Sept. 8. Cincinnati approached Ohio State about making the change as the Big East had to shuffle its schedules because TCU won't be joining the league next season.
The 2012 game between Ohio State and Cincinnati will be rescheduled for some point during the 2018 season. The teams will meet in Columbus during the 2014 season, as originally scheduled.
There was a lot of buzz about a Cincinnati-Ohio State game in 2009, when Cincinnati went undefeated during the regular season and reached the Sugar Bowl.
Ohio State's 2012 nonconference schedule also features home games against Miami (Ohio), Cal and UAB.