1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football
FWAA Poll National Champions
Big Ten Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1961 record 8–0–1 (6–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
Captain Mike Ingram
Captain Tom Perdue
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 79,727)
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Ohio State 6 0 0     8 0 1
#6/6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
#8/9 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12/11 Purdue 4 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/18 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1961-1962. The Buckeyes compiled an 8–0–1 record. They were awarded the FWAA national championship by the Football Writers Association of America. This would be the Buckeyes fifth national championship and the fourth for legendary head coach Woody Hayes.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 TCU* #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 7–7   82,878
October 7 UCLA* #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 13–3   82,992
October 14 Illinois #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 44–0   82,374
October 21 at Northwestern #7 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 10–0   43,259
October 28 at Wisconsin #6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 30–21   58,411
November 4 #9 Iowadagger #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 29–13   83,795
November 11 at Indiana #3 Seventeenth Street Football StadiumBloomington, IN W 16–7   27,108
November 18 Oregon* #3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 22–12   82,073
November 25 at Michigan #2 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) W 50–20   80,444
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Ohio State at Indiana
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 9 7 0 16
Indiana 0 7 0 0 7

[1]


Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 7 14 0 29 50
Michigan 0 6 6 8 20

[2]


Coaching staff[edit]

1962 Pro draftees[edit]

Player Draft Round Pick Position NFL Club
Bob Ferguson NFL 1 5 Fullback Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob Ferguson AFL 1 8 Fullback San Diego Chargers
Chuck Bryant NFL 3 34 End St. Louis Cardinals
Chuck Bryant AFL 13 104 End San Diego Chargers
Sam Tidmore NFL 6 81 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Sam Tidmore AFL 20 156 Linebacker Buffalo Bills
John Havlicek NFL 7 95 End Cleveland Browns
Jack Roberts NFL 20 273 Tackle Chicago Bears
Mike Ingram AFL 31 246 Guard Boston Patriots

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data