1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten Co-Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #4
1974 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
MVP Archie Griffin
Captain Neal Colzie
Pete Cusick
Archie Griffin
Arnold Jones
Steve Myers
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,080)
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
1974 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Ohio State § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#3 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 1 0
#12 Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Wisconsin 5 3 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 3 1     6 4 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 2 6 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1974-1975. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–2 record, including the 1975 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 18–17 to the Southern California Trojans.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 2:30 PM at Minnesota #4 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 34–19   45,511
September 21 1:30 PM Oregon State* #2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 51–10   86,383
September 28 1:30 PM SMU* #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 28–9   87,487
October 5 4:30 PM vs. Washington State* #1 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 42–7   50,000
October 12 1:30 PM Wisconsin #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 52–7   87,717
October 19 1:30 PM Indiana #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49–9   87,071
October 26 2:30 PM at Northwestern #1 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 55–7   42,337
November 2 1:30 PM Illinoisdagger #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 49–7   87,813
November 9 12:30 PM at Michigan State #1 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 13–16   78,533
November 16 2:30 PM at Iowa #4 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 35–10   48,700
November 23 1:00 PM #3 Michigan #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 12–10   88,243
January 1 5:00 PM vs. #5 USC* #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 17–18   106,721
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Tim Fox
Max Midlam


WLB MLB SLB
Bruce Elia Arnie Jones Ken Kuhn
Brian Bowers Ed Thompson
SS
Rich Parsons
Doug Plank
CB
Neal Colzie
Jerome Davis
Craig Cassady


DE DT DT DE
Jim Cope Pete Cusick Nick Buonamici Van DeCree
Pat Curto Aaron Brown Eddie Beamon Bob Brudzinski
CB
Steve Luke
Bruce Ruhl
Offense
SE
Dave Hazel
Bill Ezzo
Lenny Willis
LT LG C RG RT
Kurt Schumacher Ted Smith Steve Myers Dick Mack Scott Dannelley
Lou Pietrini Bill Lukens Ron Ayers
Doug Porter
TE
Doug France
Mike Bartoszek
WB
Brian Baschnagel
Tim Holycross
Bob Hyatt
QB
Cornelius Greene
Steve Morrison
Dave Purdy
FB
Champ Henson
Pete Johnson
Special Teams
PK Tom Klaban
PK Tom McBrayer
P Tom Skladany
P Mike Keeton
KR Lenny Willis
PR Neal Colzie


RB
Archie Griffin
Ray Griffin
Woody Roach


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Coaching staff[edit]

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (24th year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (7th year)
  • George Hill - Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Joe Bugel - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (4th year)
  • Mickey Jackson - (1st year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (6th year)
  • Ralph Staub - (5th year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (6th year)

Season summary[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Ohio State at Minnesota
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 7 14 7 6 34
Minnesota 3 0 0 16 19

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Oregon State[edit]

SMU[edit]

Washington State[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Rose Bowl[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Archie Griffin, Heisman Trophy[4]

1975 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Kurt Schumacher 1 12 Guard New Orleans Saints
Doug France 1 20 Tackle Los Angeles Rams
Neal Colzie 1 24 Defensive Back Oakland Raiders
Peter Cusick 3 66 Nose Tackle New England Patriots
Steve Luke 4 88 Defensive Back Green Bay Packers
Champ Henson 4 89 Running Back Minnesota Vikings
Bruce Elia 4 100 Linebacker Miami Dolphins
Jim Cope 5 119 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Dave Hazel 11 261 Wide Receiver Baltimore Colts
Steve Myers 11 275 Guard Detroit Lions
Doug Plank 12 291 Defensive Back Chicago Bears
Larry O'Rourke 14 354 Defensive Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Bartoszek 17 430 Tight End New York Jets

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=227&season=1974
  2. ^ 1975 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1974 September 15. Retrieved 2012-12-4.
  4. ^ http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data