1946 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1946 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1946 record 4-3-2 (2-3-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Paul Bixler
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
Seasons
« 1945 1947 »
1946 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Illinois 6 1 0     8 2 0
#6 Michigan 5 1 1     6 2 1
#20 Indiana 4 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa 3 3 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 3 4 0     5 4 0
Ohio State 2 3 1     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 3 1     4 4 1
Wisconsin 2 5 0     4 5 0
Purdue 0 5 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1946 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1946-1947. In Paul Bixler's first and last season, the Buckeyes compiled a 4–3–2 record and got outscored 166-170. Bixler lost to Michigan in this season (0-1).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 Missouri* #14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 13-13   65,004
October 5 at USC* #14 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 21-0   80,047
October 12 at #20 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 7-20   45,000
October 19 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 14-14   76,025
October 26 Minnesota Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 39-9   76,611
November 2 at #6 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 39-27   46,000
November 9 Pittsburgh* #12 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 20-13   74,743
November 16 at #9 Illinois #13 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 7-16   61,519
November 23 #8 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 6-58   78,634
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1947 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Russ Thomas 2 12 Tackle Detroit Lions
Dante Lavelli 12 103 End Los Angeles Rams
Tony Adamle 12 105 Linebacker Chicago Bears
Tommy James 17 146 Defensive Back Detroit Lions
Hal Dean 30 283 Guard Los Angeles Rams

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data