First, I agree that having The Game in October is not as good as having it as the last game of the year. I'm on your side here. But if it moves to October, it's really not the end of the world. Really. Please don't jump off a bridge.
There are many great rivalry games that occur in the middle of the year. Maybe those games are not "The Game," but they never were anyway. If we played OSU in October, we wouldn't have any idea whether there'd be a rematch or not. The Game on that day would still mean everything. We'd want to beat them (and they'd want to beat us) just as bad on the first game of the year as the last game.
I know it sounds bad right now, but there is not one among us who will not get chills when the maize and blue run out onto the field to face their archrival of 100+ years, no matter what day it happens.