1948 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1948 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1948 record 6–3 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Wes Fesler
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan 6 0 0     9 0 0
#7 Northwestern 5 1 0     8 2 0
#16 Minnesota 5 2 0     7 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     3 6 0
Indiana 2 4 0     2 7 0
Illinois 2 5 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1948-1949. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–3 record but still failed to beat Michigan. OSU outscored opponents 184-94.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 Missouri* #11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–7   57,042
October 2 USC* #11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 20–0   75,102
October 9 Iowa #11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 7–14   63,394
October 16 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 17–0   32,000
October 23 Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–32   76,677
October 30 at #9 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 7–21   47,000
November 6 Pittsburgh* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 41–0   68,966
November 13 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 34–7   65,732
November 20 #1 Michigan #18 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) L 3–13   78,603
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1949 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Gerry Krall 6 59 Defensive Back Chicago Bears
Jack Lininger 21 202 Linebacker Detroit Lions

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data