1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1988 record 4–6–1 (2–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper
Defensive coordinator Bill Young
Base defense 4-3
MVP Jeff Uhlenhake
Captain Michael McCray
Captain Mike Sullivan
Captain Jeff Uhlenhake
Captain Vince Workman
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Michigan 7 0 1     9 2 1
Michigan State 6 1 1     6 5 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 1 3     6 4 3
#20/19 Indiana 5 3 0     8 3 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Ohio State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Northwestern 2 5 1     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     1 10 0
Minnesota 0 6 2     2 7 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1987-1988. It was the first season for head coach John Cooper. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 4–6–1, and a Big Ten Conference record of 2–5–1.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 3:30 PM Syracuse* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 26–9   89,768
September 17 7:00 PM at Pittsburgh* #18 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 10–42   56,500
September 24 3:30 PM #7 LSU* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 36–33   90,584
October 1 1:30 PM Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 12–31   90,274
October 8 3:30 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ABC L 7–41   52,133
October 15 1:30 PM Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 26–31   90,970
October 22 8:00 PM Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 13–6   44,221
October 29 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 10–20   77,111
November 5 1:30 PM Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–12   90,032
November 12 12:00 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC T 24–24   67,700
November 19 12:00 PM #12 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC L 31–34   90,176
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 1st year
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Jim Colletto - Offensive Coordinator (1st year)
  • Bill Dudley - (1st year)
  • Ron Hudson - Running Backs (1st year)
  • Gene Huey - Wide Receivers (1st year)
  • Bob Palcic - Offensive Line (3rd year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (7th year)
  • Bill Young - Defensive Line (1st year)
  • Ron Zook - Defensive Backs (1st year)

Season summary[edit]

Syracuse[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 3 3 0 3 9
Ohio St 0 17 6 3 26

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Pittsburgh[edit]

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LSU 3 10 10 10 33
• Ohio St 0 14 3 19 36

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1989 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jeff Uhlenhake 5 121 Center Miami Dolphins
Vince Workman 5 127 Running Back Green Bay Packers
Derek MacCready 9 226 Defensive End Detroit Lions
Everett Ross 12 335 Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

Draft data