1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Rose Bowl Champions
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, W 42–21 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #2
1973 record 10–0–1 (7–0–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
MVP Archie Griffin
Captain Greg Hare
Captain Rick Middleton
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 82,567)
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »
1973 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/3 Ohio State § 7 0 1     10 0 1
#6/6 Michigan § 7 0 1     10 0 1
Minnesota 6 2 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 7 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
Iowa 0 8 0     0 11 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1973-1974. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–0–1 record, including the 1974 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they won 42–21 against the USC Trojans.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 1:30 PM Minnesota #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 56–7   86,005
September 29 1:30 PM TCU* #3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 37–3   87,439
October 6 1:30 PM Washington State* #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–3   87,425
October 13 2:00 PM at Wisconsin #1 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 24–0   77,413
October 20 1:30 PM at Indiana #1 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 37–7   53,183
October 27 1:30 PM Northwestern #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 60–0   87,453
November 3 2:00 PM at Illinois #1 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 30–0   60,707
November 10 1:30 PM Michigan State #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35–0   87,600
November 17 1:30 PM Iowa #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 55–13   87,447
November 24 12:30 PM at #4 Michigan #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC T 10–10   105,223
January 1 5:00 PM vs. #7 USC* #4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 42–21   105,267
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Tim Fox


WLB MLB SLB
Rick Middleton Randy Gradishar Vic Koegel
SS
Rich Parsons
Doug Plank
CB
Neal Colzie
Jerome Davis


DE DT DT DE
Jim Cope Pete Cusick Arnie Jones Van DeCree
CB
Steve Luke
Bruce Ruhl
Offense
SE
Mike Bartoszek
Dave Hazel
LT LG C RG RT
Kurt Schumacher Jim Kregel Steve Myers Dick Mack John Hicks
TE
Fred Pagac
Ted Powell
WB
Brian Baschnagel
Morris Bradshaw
QB
Cornelius Greene
Greg Hare
FB
Bruce Elia
Pete Johnson
Special Teams
PK Blair Conway
P Tom Skladany
P Mike Keeton
PR Neal Colzie


RB
Archie Griffin
Elmer Lippert


[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 7 0 0 7
Ohio St 14 21 7 14 56

[2]


TCU[edit]


Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 3 0 0 3
Ohio St 0 14 13 0 27
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

[3]


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 0 7 7 10 24
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0


Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 17 7 6 37
Indiana 0 0 0 7 7

[4]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 0 27 26 7 60
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 87,453

[5]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 3 0 7 20 30
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0

[6]




Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan St 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio St 7 14 7 7 35
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game attendance: 87,600

[7]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 0 13 13
• Ohio St 14 13 21 7 55

[8]

Statistics


Michigan[edit]

#1 Ohio State at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 0 10 0 0 10
Michigan 0 0 0 10 10


Rose Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 7 13 15 42
USC 3 11 7 0 21


[10]


1974 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
John Hicks 1 3 Guard New York Giants
Rick Middleton 1 13 Linebacker New Orleans Saints
Randy Gradishar 1 14 Linebacker Denver Broncos
Morris Bradshaw 4 93 Wide Receiver Oakland Raiders
Gregg Hare 8 203 Quarterback Buffalo Bills
Dan Scott 9 224 Guard Cleveland Browns
Jim Kregel 10 243 Guard Pittsburgh Steelers
Vic Koegel 12 304 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ "Ohio State Powers to 56-7 Romp Over Gophers." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Sept 16.
  3. ^ "Sub Fullback leads Buckeyes to Victory." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Oct 7.
  4. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 21.
  5. ^ "Ohio State Hits Quickly." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Oct 28.
  6. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1973 Nov 4.
  7. ^ "Colzie, Griffin Lead Ohio State to Victory." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Nov 11.
  8. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 18.
  9. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book.
  10. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1974 Jan 1.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data