1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl, L 20–17 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #13
1984 record 9–3 (7–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce
MVP Keith Byars
Captain Pepper Johnson
Captain Mark Krerowicz
Captain Kirk Lowermilk
Captain Mike Tomczak
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,290)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13/12 Ohio State 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1984-1985. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 20–17 to the Southern California Trojans.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8 Oregon State* #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 22–14   88,072
September 15 Washington State* #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 44–0   89,297
September 22 #14 Iowa #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 45–26   89,733
September 29 at Minnesota #3 The MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 35–22   47,543
October 6 at Purdue #2 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 23–28   66,261
October 13 Illinois #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 45–38   89,937
October 20 at Michigan State #8 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 23–20   75,123
October 27 at Wisconsin #6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 14–16   78,606
November 3 Indiana #16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 50-7   89,366
November 10 at Northwestern #13 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 52–3   31,087
November 17 Michigan #11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–6   90,286
January 1 vs. #18 USC* #6 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 17–20   102,594
*Non-conference game.

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Terry White


WLB ILB ILB SLB
Byron Lee Thomas Johnson Chris Spielman Dennis Hueston
SS
Sonny Gordon
CB
William White


DE NT DE
Dave Morrill Tony Giuliani Dave Crecelius
CB
Greg Rogan
Offense
SE
Cris Carter
LT LG C RG RT
Bill Roberts Jim Lachey Kirk Lowdermilk Scott Zalenski Mark Krerowicz
Rory Graves
TE
Ed Taggart
FL
Mike Lanese
QB
Mike Tomczak
Jim Karsatos
FB
Barry Walker
George Cooper
Special Teams





RB
Keith Byers
John Wooldridge & Bob Grosbeck


[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach - 6th year
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Backs (1st year)
  • Bill Conley - Offense (1st year)
  • Steve Devine - Offensive Line (2nd year)
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line (3rd year)
  • Glen Mason - Offensive Coordinator (7th year)
  • Bill Myles - Offensive Line (8th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (3rd year)
  • Jim Tressel - Quarterbacks (2nd year)
  • Bob Tucker - Defensive Coordinator (6th year)

Game notes[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 7 7 0 0 14
Ohio State 0 3 12 7 22
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 88,297

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
WSU 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio State 3 20 0 21 44
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 88,297

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 3 17 6 0 26
Ohio State 10 21 7 7 45
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 89,733

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 7 14 7 7 35
Minnesota 0 7 7 7 21
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
  • Game attendance: 47,543

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 7 3 7 6 23
Purdue 7 0 7 14 28
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: West Lafayette, IN
  • Game attendance: 66,261

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 17 7 10 3 37
Ohio State 0 21 14 10 45
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH


Statistics

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 3 3 0 6
Ohio State 7 0 14 0 21
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 90,286

[3]


Rose Bowl[edit]

1985 Rose Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 3 3 3 8 17
USC 10 7 3 0 20
  • Date: January 1, 1985
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
  • Game attendance: 102,594
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen

[4]


1985 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Lachey 1 12 Tackle San Diego Chargers
Kirk Lowdermilk 3 59 Center Minnesota Vikings
Mark Krerowicz 6 147 Guard Cleveland Browns

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Nov 18.
  4. ^ http://admin.xosn.com/fls/17300//pdf/fb/m-footbl-bowls.pdf
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data