1943 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1943 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1943 record 3-6 (1-4 Big Ten)
Head coach Paul Brown
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
Seasons
« 1942 1944 »
1943 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Purdue § 6 0 0     9 0 0
#3 Michigan § 6 0 0     8 1 0
#9 Northwestern 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 2 3 1     4 4 2
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 4 0
Illinois 2 4 0     3 7 0
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 6 0     1 9 0
Iowa 0 4 1     1 6 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1943-1944 was a letdown after last seasons National Championship. The Buckeyes compiled a 3–6 record being outscored 149-187. Coach Paul Brown finished 1-1-1 against Michigan and went 18-8-1 overall in three seasons.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 #8 Iowa Pre-Flight* #18 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 13-28   23,496
October 2 Missouri* #18 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 27-6   27,525
October 9 at #12 Great Lakes Navy* #8 Ross Field • North Chicago, IL L 6-13   22,000
October 16 vs. #5 Purdue Cleveland StadiumCleveland, OH L 7-30   41,509
October 23 #17 Northwestern Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-13   37,243
October 30 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14-20   25,458
November 6 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 46-6   30,000
November 13 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 29-26   36,331
November 20 at #4 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7-45   39,139
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1944 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Paul Sarringhaus 9 80 Halfback Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Shaw 10 97 End Cleveland Rams
Lin Houston 11 106 Guard Chicago Bears
Charley Csuri 16 154 Tackle Chicago Cardinals

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data