1953 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1953 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #20
1953 record 6–3 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
Captain George Jacoby
Captain Robert Joslin
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Michigan State § 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7/7 Illinois § 5 1 0     7 1 1
#15/14 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 2 1
#NR/20 Ohio State 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 4 1
#20/19 Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
#9/10 Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 2 4 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     3 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1953 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1953-1954. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–3 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 Indiana #7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 36–12   75,898
October 3 at California* #6 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 33–19   47,000
October 10 Illinois #3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 20–41   81,745
October 17 at Pennsylvania* #17 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 12–6   44,270
October 24 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 20–19   52,819
October 31 Northwestern Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–13   80,562
November 7 #5 Michigan State #16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 13–28   82,328
November 14 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 21–6   77,465
November 21 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) L 0–20   87,048
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1954 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
George Jacoby 6 65 Tackle New York Giants
Mike Takacs 13 147 Guard Green Bay Packers
Bob Myers 22 256 Tackle Baltimore Colts
George Rosso 25 296 Defensive Back Washington Redskins

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data