1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
1955 record 7-2 (6-0 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
Captain Fran Machinsky
Captain Ken Vargo
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Ohio State 6 0 0     7 2 0
#2/2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12/13 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1955-1956. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–2 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Nebraska* #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 28-20   80,171
October 1 at Stanford* #8 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 0-6   28,000
October 8 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 27-12   82,407
October 15 #11 Duke* #14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14-20   82,254
October 22 at #15 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 26-16   53,529
October 29 Northwestern #15 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 49-0   82,214
November 5 Indiana #11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 20-13   80,730
November 12 #20 Iowa #10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 20-10   82,701
November 19 at #6 Michigan #9 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 17-0   97,369
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Coaching staff[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The November 12th game against Iowa was featured in the movie Back to the Future Part II. A radio announcer telling the scores of the day's games mentions that Ohio State beat Iowa 20-10.

1956 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Howard Cassady 1 3 Halfback Detroit Lions
Fran Machinsky 4 41 Tackle Washington Redskins
Ken Vargo 9 106 Center Chicago Bears
Jerry Harkrader 22 261 Back New York Giants

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data