1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1971 record 6-4 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
MVP Tom DeLeone
Captain Tom DeLeone
Captain Harry Howard
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,455)
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »
1971 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/4 Michigan 8 0 0     11 1 0
Northwestern 6 3 0     7 4 0
Ohio State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Michigan State 5 3 0     6 5 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Purdue 3 5 0     3 7 0
Indiana 2 6 0     3 8 0
Iowa 1 8 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1971-1972. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–4 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Iowa #11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 52-21   75,596
September 25 #10 Colorado* #6 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 14-20   85,586
October 2 California* #14 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35-3   86,280
October 9 at Illinois #15 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 24-10   53,555
October 16 at Indiana #13 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 27-7   50,812
October 23 Wisconsin #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 31-6   86,559
October 30 at Minnesota #10 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 14-12   36,281
November 6 Michigan State #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 10-17   86,616
November 13 Northwestern #16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 10-14   86,062
November 20 at #3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7-10   104,016
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Rick Seifert


WLB MLB SLB
Stan White Randy Gradishar Vic Koegel
SS
Harry Howard
CB
Tom Campanna


DE DT DT DE
Ken Luttner Dan Cutillo George Hasenhorl Tom Marendt
CB
Jeff Davis
Offense
SE
Rick Simon
Rick Middelton
LT LG C RG RT
Dan Scott Jim Kregel Tom DeLeone Chuck Bonica Rick Simon
TE
Dick Wakefield
Fred Pagac
WB
Morris Bradshaw
QB
Don Lamka
Greg Hare
FB
John Bledsoe
Randy Keith
Special Teams





RB
Rich Galbos
Elmer Lippert


[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 7 7 7 21
Ohio St 17 7 14 14 52

Don Lamka, who spent the last two seasons as a reserve defensive back, made his debut at quarterback with 211 total yards and four touchdowns.[2]


Colorado[edit]

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
California 0 3 0 0 3
• Ohio St 14 0 0 21 35

[3]


Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 14 0 10 0 24
Illinois 0 3 0 7 10

[4]


Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 3 3 14 27
Indiana 0 0 7 0 7

[5]


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 0 0 6 6
• Ohio St 0 17 0 14 31

[6]


Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 0 0 7 7 14
Minnesota 0 6 0 6 12

[7]


Michigan State[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1972 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Tom DeLeone 5 106 Center Cincinnati Bengals
Harry Howard 9 225 Defensive Back Los Angeles Rams
Jimmy Harris 12 312 Wide Receiver Dallas Cowboys
Tom Campana 13 316 Defensive Back St. Louis Cardinals
Dick Wakefield 16 409 Wide Receiver Cleveland Browns
Stan White 17 438 Linebacker Baltimore Colts

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Ohio State football record book
  2. ^ "Buckeyes Romp Past Iowa." Ocala Star-Banner. 1971 Sept 12.
  3. ^ "Bucks Batter Bears." Palm Beach Post. 1971 Oct 3.
  4. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1971 Oct 10.
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1971 Oct 16.
  6. ^ "Buckeyes Win." Palm Beach Post. 1971 Oct 24.
  7. ^ "Ohio State Rallies." Palm Beach Post. 1971 Oct 31.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data