1975 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1975 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl, L 23–10 vs. UCLA
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1975 record 11–1 (8–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
MVP Cornelius Greene
Captain Brian Baschnagel
Captain Tim Fox
Captain Archie Griffin
Captain Ken Kuhn
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Ohio State 8 0 0     11 1 0
#8/8 Michigan 7 1 0     8 2 2
Michigan State 4 4 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Iowa 3 5 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 6 1     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1975 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1975-1976. The Buckeyes compiled an 11–1 record, including the 1976 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 23–10 to the UCLA Bruins.

In 1975, Archie Griffin would become college football's only two-time Heisman trophy winner. Griffin won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and became the only player ever to start in four Rose Bowls.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 4:00 PM at #11 Michigan State #3 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC W 21–0   80,383
September 20 1:30 PM #7 Penn State* #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 17–9   88,093
September 27 1:30 PM North Carolina* #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 32–7   87,750
October 4 9:00 PM at #13 UCLA* #2 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC W 41–20   55,482
October 11 1:30 PM Iowa #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49–0   87,826
October 18 1:30 PM Wisconsin #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 56–0   87,820
October 25 2:30 PM at Purdue #1 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 35–6   69,405
November 1 1:30 PM Indiana #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 24–14   87,835
November 8 2:00 PM at Illinois #1 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 40–3   67,751
November 15 1:30 PM Minnesota #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 38–6   87,817
November 22 1:00 PM at #4 Michigan #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC W 21–14   105,543
January 1 5:00 PM vs. #11 UCLA* #1 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 10–23   105,464
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Tim Fox


WLB SLB
Ed Thompson Ken Kuhn
SS
Ray Griffin
CB
Craig Cassidy


DE DT NT DT DE
Bob Brudzinski Nick Buonamici Aaron Brown Eddie Beamon Pat Curto
CB
Bruce Ruhl
Offense
SE
Lenny Willis
LT LG C RG RT
Chris Ward Ted Smith Mike Datisch Bill Lukens Scott Dannelley
TE
Larry Kain
WB
Brian Baschnagel
QB
Cornelius Greene
Rod Gerald
FB
Pete Johnson
Special Teams
PK Tom Klaban
P Tom Skladany
KR Lenny Willis


RB
Archie Griffin
Jeff Logan


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Coaching staff[edit]

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (25th year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (8th year)
  • George Hill (American football coach) - Defensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (5th year)
  • Alex Gibbs - Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Mickey Jackson - (2nd year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (7th year)
  • Ralph Staub - (6th year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (7th year)

Game notes[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 0 7 7 7 21
Michigan St 0 0 0 0 0

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Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Penn St 3 3 3 0 9
• Ohio St 10 0 0 7 17
  • Date: September 20
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 88,093

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UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 7 21 10 3 41
UCLA 7 0 7 6 20

[5]


Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 14 7 7 7 35
Purdue 3 3 0 0 6

Archie Griffin broke Cornell's Ed Marinaro NCAA career rushing record with a 23-yard run up the middle in the fourth quarter. [6]


Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 7 0 0 14 21
Michigan 0 7 0 7 14

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Archie Griffin, Heisman Trophy[8]

1976 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Tim Fox 1 21 Defensive Back New England Patriots
Archie Griffin 1 24 Running Back Cincinnati Bengals
Brian Baschnagel 3 66 Wide Receiver Chicago Bears
Leonard Willis 4 118 Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings
Ken Kuhn 7 205 Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals
Craig Cassady 8 213 Defensive Back New Orleans Saints
Tom Klaban 10 287 Kicker Cincinnati Bengals
Cornelius Greene 11 317 Quarterback Dallas Cowboys
Larry Kain 13 375 Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers
Pat Curto 16 441 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons
Scott Dannelley 17 482 Guard Cincinnati Bengals

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=227&season=1975
  2. ^ Ohio State Football Media Guide
  3. ^ "Buckeyes Rip Spartans, 21-0." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 14.
  4. ^ "246-Pound Fullback Keys Buckeye Triumph." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 21.
  5. ^ "Griffin Gets 100 Yards in 41-20 Buckeye Win." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Oct 5.
  6. ^ "Griffin tops mark; Illinois stops Sparts." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 26.
  7. ^ "Griffin the Big Hero." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Nov 23.
  8. ^ http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data