1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 14–31 vs. Florida State
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #12
1997 record 10–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper
Offensive coordinator Mike Jacobs
Defensive coordinator Fred Pagac
MVP Antoine Winfield
Captain Winfield Garnett
Stanley Jackson
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 89,841)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/2 Michigan   8 0         12 0  
#12/12 Ohio State   6 2         10 3  
#16/17 Penn State   6 2         9 3  
#15/15 Purdue   6 2         9 3  
Wisconsin   5 3         8 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         7 5  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 9  
Illinois   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1997–1998. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1998 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, where they lost 31–14 to the Florida State Seminoles.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 8:00 PM Wyoming* #9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (BCA Classic) ESPN2 W 24–10   89,122[1]
September 13 1:30 PM Bowling Green* #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 44–13   93,151[1]
September 20 3:30 PM Arizona* #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 28–20   91,152[1]
September 27 12:00 PM at Missouri* #7 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ABC W 31–10   58,882[1]
October 4 3:30 PM #11 Iowa #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 23–7   92,536[1]
October 11 3:30 PM at #2 Penn State #7 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 27–31   97,282[1]
October 18 12:30 PM Indiana #11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN2 W 31–0   92,368[1]
October 25 3:30 PM Northwestern #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 49–6   92,445[1]
November 1 3:30 PM at #21 Michigan State #9 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC W 37–13   74,903[1]
November 8 4:00 PM at Minnesota #7 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 31–3   47,706[1]
November 15 12:00 PM Illinois #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) ESPN+ W 41–6   92,008[1]
November 22 12:00 PM at #1 Michigan #4 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC L 14–20   106,982[1]
January 1 8:00 PM vs. #4 Florida State* #9 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 14–31   67,289[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 10th year
  • Bill Conley - Recruiting Coordinator (10th year)
  • Jim Heacock - Defensive Line (3rd year)
  • Mike Jacobs - Offensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Coordinator (16th year)
  • Tim Salem - (1st year)
  • Shawn Simms - Defensive Ends (1st year)
  • Tim Spencer - Running Backs (4th year)
  • Chuck Strobart - Offensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Jon Tenuta - Defensive Backs (2nd year)

NFL draft[edit]

For the first time since the NFL draft's inception in 1936, no Ohio State players were selected in the 1998 NFL Draft.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7. 
  2. ^ Ohio State Drafted Players
Win/Loss statistics