2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl Champions
Big Ten Co–Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W 34–20 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
2005 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Tressel
Offensive coordinator Jim Bollman
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Jim Heacock
Base defense 4-3
MVP A.J. Hawk
Captain A.J. Hawk
Captain Nick Mangold
Captain Nate Salley
Captain Rob Sims
Home stadium Ohio Stadium (c. 101,568, grass)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3/3 Penn State §   0* 1         0* 1  
#4/4 Ohio State §   7 1         10 2  
#15/15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-1, 7-1) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented The Ohio State University in the college football season of 2005–2006. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 10–2, and a Big Ten Conference record of 7–1. They tied for the Big Ten Championship with Penn State.

In 2005, A.J. Hawk was the sixth Ohio State player to receive the Lombardi Award. He was also voted OSU's season MVP for this year and was All-American. All year, Troy Smith and Justin Zwick competed for the spot of starting quarterback.

Early in the season, they played their first ever meeting against the Texas Longhorns of The University of Texas,[1][2][3] which they lost, 25–22.[3]

To conclude the season, they made an appearance in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 34-20.[4][5] They finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 3:30 PM Miami (OH)* #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 34–14   104,695[6]
September 10 8:00 PM #2 Texas* #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (1st Meeting) ABC L 22–25   105,565[6]
September 17 12:00 PM San Diego State* #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 27–6   104,533[6]
September 24 12:00 PM #21 Iowa #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 31–6   105,225[6]
October 8 8:00 PM at #18 Penn State #6 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN L 10–17   109,839[6]
October 15 3:30 PM #16 Michigan Statedagger #15 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 35–24   105,122[6]
October 22 12:00 PM at Indiana #14 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN+ W 41–10   52,866[6]
October 29 3:30 PM at Minnesota #12 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ABC W 45–31   54,825[6]
November 5 3:30 PM Illinois #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN2 W 40–2   104,799[6]
November 12 3:30 PM #25 Northwestern #10 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 48–7   105,181[6]
November 19 1:00 PM at #17 Michigan #9 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC W 25–21   111,591[6]
January 2 4:30 PM vs. #5 Notre Dame* #4 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC W 34–20   76,196[6]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Jim Tressel – Head Coach (5th year)
  • Tim Beckman – Defensive Cornerbacks (1st year)
  • Jim Bollman – Offensive Line/OC (5th year)
  • Joe Daniels – Quarterbacks / Passing Game Coordinator (5th year)
  • Luke Fickell – Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers (4th year)
  • Paul Haynes – Defensive Safeties (1st year)
  • Darrell Hazell – Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers (2nd year)
  • Jim Heacock – Defensive Coordinator / Defensive line (10th year)
  • John Peterson – Offensive Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Dick Tressel – Running Backs (5th year)


  • Bob Tucker - Director of Football Operations (11th year)
  • Stan Jefferson - Director of Player Development (2nd year)
  • Butch Reynolds - Speed Coordinator (1st year)


Game notes[edit]

Miami University[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (OH) 0 0 0 14 14
Ohio State 10 10 14 0 34

[7]


Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 10 3 3 9 25
Ohio State 0 16 6 0 22

[8]


San Diego State[edit]

Iowa[edit]

#21 Iowa at #8 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 3 3 6
Ohio State 7 10 7 7 31
  • Date: Saturday, September 24
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 105,225
  • Television network: ABC

Ohio State came into the contest looking to avenge the previous year's 33–7 loss to Iowa.

Statistics

  • OHST: Troy Smith 13/19, 191 Yds, 18 Rush, 127 Yds
  • OHST: Antonio Pittman 28 Rush, 171 Yds[9]


Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 3 7 0 0 10
Penn State 0 14 3 0 17
  • Date: October 8
  • Location: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

[10]


Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan St 10 7 7 0 24
Ohio State 7 7 7 14 35

[11]


Indiana[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 7 0 0 0 7
Ohio State 14 14 10 10 48

[12]


Michigan[edit]

#9 Ohio State at #17 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 6 6 0 13 25
Michigan 0 7 11 3 21


Fiesta Bowl[edit]

2006 Fiesta Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 7 14 3 10 34
Notre Dame 7 0 6 7 20
  • Date: January 2, 2006
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
  • Game attendance: 76,196
  • Television network: NBC

[13]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • A.J. Hawk, Lombardi Award[14]

2006 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
A.J. Hawk 1 5 Linebacker Green Bay Packers
Donte Whitner 1 8 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Bobby Carpenter 1 18 Linebacker Dallas Cowboys
Santonio Holmes 1 25 Wide Receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
Nick Mangold 1 29 Center New York Jets
Ashton Youboty 3 70 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Anthony Schlegel 3 76 Linebacker New York Jets
Nate Salley 4 121 Defensive Back Carolina Panthers
Rob Sims 4 128 Guard Seattle Seahawks

[15]

References[edit]