1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1940 record 4-4 (3-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
Seasons
« 1939 1941 »
1940 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota 6 0 0     8 0 0
#3 Michigan 3 1 0     7 1 0
#8 Northwestern 4 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     4 4 0
Iowa 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 2 3 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 4 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1940-1941. The Buckeyes compiled a 4–4 record and got outscored 99-113. Schmidt goes 39-16-1 and 4-3 against Michigan with 2 Big Ten titles.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 Pittsburgh* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 30-7   52,877
October 5 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 17-14   54,556
October 12 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 3-6   45,000
October 19 #7 Minnesota #15 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 7-13   63,199
October 26 at #1 Cornell* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 7-21   34,500
November 2 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21-6   56,667
November 16 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 14-6   15,571
November 23 #7 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-40   73,648
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1941 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Don Scott 1 9 Back Chicago Bears
Jim Langhurst 10 89 Back Brooklyn Dodgers
Claude White 15 132 Center Chicago Cardinals
Jimmy Strausbaugh 20 186 Halfback Green Bay Packers

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data