1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP #13
1937 record 6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
« 1936 1938 »
1937 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Minnesota 5 0 0     6 2 0
#13 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 3 2 0     5 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     4 4 0
Purdue 2 2 1     4 3 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 3 2
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 0
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1937-1938. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record with another win against Michigan. Schmidt, now 4–0 against Michigan, has outscored them 114–0 in those games. Buckeyes outscored opponents 125–23.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 TCU* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 14–0   68,291
October 2 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 13–0   49,643
October 9 at Southern California* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 12–13   55,000
October 23 #7 Northwestern #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 7–0   67,521
October 30 at Chicago #8 Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 39–0   10,000
November 6 Indiana #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–10   47,056
November 13 Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 19–0   41,921
November 20 at Michigan #19 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) W 21–0   56,766
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1938 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim A. McDonald 1 2 Back Philadelphia Eagles
Gust Zarnas 5 40 Guard Chicago Bears
Dick Nardi 8 66 Back Detroit Lions
Charles Ream 9 71 Tackle Cleveland Rams
Ralph Wolf 10 86 Center Detroit Lions

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics