1890 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1890 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Independent
1890 record 1–3
Head coach Alexander S. Lilley (1st year)
Captain Paul Lincoln
Jesse Jones
Home stadium Recreation Park
1891 →

The 1890 Ohio State Buckeyes football team was the first football team fielded by Ohio State University. They won their first game against Ohio Wesleyan on May 3, however lost the final three games, including a 64–0 home defeat to Wooster. They played their home games at Recreation Park.


Date Opponent Site Result
May 3 at Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, OH W 20–14  
November 1 Wooster Recreation ParkColumbus, OH L 0–64  
November 14 at Denison Granville, OH L 0–14  
November 27 Kenyon Recreation ParkColumbus, OH L 10–18