1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Big Ten Co-Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #7
1986 record 10–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce
MVP Cris Carter
Captain Jim Karsatos
Captain Sonny Gordon
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Michigan § 7 1 0     11 2 0
#7/6 Ohio State § 7 1 0     10 3 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1986-1987. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1987 Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas, Texas, where they won 28–12 against the Texas A&M Aggies.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
August 27 vs. #5 Alabama* #9 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) L 10–16   68,296
September 13 at #17 Washington* #10 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7–40   61,070
September 20 Colorado* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 13–10   88,404
September 27 Utah* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 64–6   89,645
October 4 Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 14–0   90,030
October 11 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 24–22   51,641
October 18 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 39–11   68,757
October 25 Minnesotadagger Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 33–0   89,936
November 1 at #11 Iowa #17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 31–10   67,640
November 8 Northwestern #11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 30–9   89,808
November 15 at Wisconsin #9 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 30–17   62,020
November 22 #6 Michigan #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 24–26   90,674
January 1 vs. #8 Texas A&M* #11 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 28–12   74,188
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach (8th year)
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Bill Conley - Offense (3rd year)
  • Steve Devine - Offensive Line (4th year)
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line (5th year)
  • Chuck Heater - Defensive Backs (2nd year)
  • Tom Lichtenberg - Quarterbacks/Receivers (1st year)
  • Urban Meyer - Offensive Tight Ends (1st year)
  • Bob Palcic - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (5th year)
  • Lenny Willis - (2nd year)

Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

  • David Brown 100 Yd INT RET for TD (Big Ten record)
  • Cris Carter 7 Rec, 118 Yds
  • Jim Bryant 24 Rush, 129 Yds [1]


1987 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Cris Carter 4 3 Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles
Sonny Gordon 6 157 Defensive Back Cincinnati Bengals
Jamie Holland 7 173 Wide Receiver San Diego Chargers
Scott Leach 9 234 Linebacker New Orleans Saints
Jim Karsatos 12 322 Quarterback Miami Dolphins

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eugene-Register Guard. 1986 Oct 19.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data