1980 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1980 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl, L 31–19 vs. Penn State
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #15
1980 record 9–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce
MVP Calvin Murray
Captain Doug Donley
Captain Ray Ellis
Captain Keith Ferguson
Captain Calvin Murray
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#15/15 Ohio State 7 1 0     9 3 0
#17/16 Purdue 7 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa 4 4 0     4 7 0
Minnesota 4 5 0     5 6 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 5 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 7 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 7 1
Michigan State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 0 9 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1980 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1980-1981. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1980 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, where they lost 31–19 to the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 1:30 PM Syracuse* #1 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 31–21   86,643
September 20 1:30 PM Minnesota #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 47–0   87,916
September 27 1:30 PM #20 Arizona State* #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 38–21   88,097
October 4 1:30 PM #11 UCLA* #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC L 0–17   88,084
October 11 2:00 PM at Northwestern #9 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 63–0   29,375
October 18 1:30 PM Indiana #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–17   87,957
October 25 2:30 PM at Wisconsin #10 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 21–0   79,253
November 1 1:00 PM at Michigan State #9 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 48–16   77,153
November 8 1:30 PM Illinois #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 49–42   87,952
November 15 2:00 PM at Iowa #7 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 41–7   59,890
November 22 12:30 PM #10 Michigan #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC L 3–9   88,827
December 26 3:00 PM vs. #10 Penn State* #11 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC L 19–31   66,738
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Todd Bell


WLB ILB ILB SLB
Jim Laughlin Glen Cobb Marcus Marek {{{SLB_Starter}}}
{{{SLB_Backup}}}
SS
Vince Skillings
CB
Mike Guess


DE NT DE
Jerome Foster Mark Sullivan Chris Riehm
CB
Ray Ellis
Offense
SE
Gary Williams
Thad Jemison
LT LG C RG RT
Joe Smith Scott Burris Jim DeLeone Joe Lukens Luther Henson
TE
Brad Dwelle
John Frank
FL
Doug Conley
Cedric Anderson
QB
Art Schlichter
Bob Atha
FB
Tim Spencer
Vaughn Broadnax
Special Teams
PK Vlade Janakievski




RB
Calvin Murray
Jimmy Gale and Ricky Johnson


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Coaching staff[edit]

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach - 2nd year
  • Dennis Fryzel - Defensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Glen Mason - Offensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Bill Myles - Offensive Line (4th year)
  • Nick Saban - Defensive Backs (1st year)
  • Wayne Stanley - Running Backs (2nd year)
  • Steve Szabo - Defensive Line (2nd year)
  • Bob Tucker - Defensive Outside Linebackers (2nd year)
  • Fred Zechman - Quarterbacks/Receivers (2nd year)

Game notes[edit]

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona St 0 0 7 14 21
Ohio State 3 21 7 7 38
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 88,097


Indiana[edit]

Statistics


Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 3 6 0 9
Ohio State 0 3 0 0 3
  • Date: November 22
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 88,827


Fiesta Bowl[edit]

1980 Fiesta Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 6 13 0 0 19
Penn State 7 3 7 14 31
  • Date: December 26
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
  • Game attendance: 66,738
  • Television network: NBC

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References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data