1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1999 record 6–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper
Defensive coordinator Fred Pagac
MVP Ahmed Plummer
Captain Matt Keller
Captain Ahmed Plummer
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 89,841)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4/4 Wisconsin   7 1         10 2  
#5/5 Michigan   6 2         10 2  
#7/7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11/11 Penn State   0* 3         0* 3  
#18/17 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24/25 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25/NR Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • *All wins for Penn State (10-3, 5-3) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1999–2000. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–6 record, failing to go to a bowl game for the first time since the 1988 season, John Cooper's first year as head coach.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 2:30 PM vs. #12 Miami (FL)* #9 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC L 12–23   73,037[2]
September 11 8:00 PM #14 UCLA* #13 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 42–20   93,283[2]
September 18 3:30 PM Ohio* #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 40–16   93,222[2]
September 25 12:00 PM Cincinnati* #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN+ W 34–20   93,407[2]
October 2 3:30 PM Wisconsin #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC L 17–42   93,524[2]
October 9 3:30 PM #18 Purdue #20 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 25–22   93,766[2]
October 16 12:00 PM at #2 Penn State #17 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 10–23   97,007[2]
October 23 12:00 PM at #24 Minnesota #22 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN W 20–17   50,842[2]
October 30 12:00 PM Iowa #21 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN+ W 41–11   93,561[2]
November 6 12:00 PM at #19 Michigan State #20 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 7–23   74,639[2]
November 13 12:00 PM Illinois #25 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck) ESPN2 L 20–46   93,429[2]
November 20 12:00 PM at #10 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC L 17–24   111,575[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 12th year
  • Bill Conley - Recruiting Coordinator (12th year)
  • Jim Heacock - Defensive Line (5th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Coordinator (18th year)
  • Tim Salem - (3rd year)
  • Shawn Simms - Defensive Ends (3rd year)
  • Tim Spencer - Running Backs (6th year)
  • Chuck Strobart - Offensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Jon Tenuta - Defensive Backs (4th year)

Game notes[edit]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 7 3 7 3 20
Ohio St 0 21 7 14 42


Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 7 6 0 9 22
• Ohio St 7 0 10 8 25

[3]



2000 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Ahmed Plummer 1 24 Defensive Back San Francisco 49ers
Na'il Diggs 4 98 Linebacker Green Bay Packers
Gary Berry 4 126 Defensive Back Green Bay Packers
Michael Wiley 5 144 Running Back Dallas Cowboys
James Cotton 7 223 Linebacker Chicago Bears
Kevin Houser 7 228 Center New Orleans Saints

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Falls In Another Classic With Michigan", Ohio State University, November 20, 1999.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7. 
  3. ^ USA Today
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data