1935 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1935 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten co-champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
1935 record 7–1 (5–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt (2nd season)
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
← 1934
1936 →
1935 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota + 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Ohio State + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Purdue 3 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 2 2 1     4 3 1
#16 Northwestern 2 3 1     4 3 1
#18 Iowa 1 2 2     4 2 2
Chicago 2 3 0     4 4 0
Michigan 2 3 0     4 4 0
Illinois 1 4 0     3 5 0
Wisconsin 1 4 0     1 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from UP Sports Writers

The 1935 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1935 college football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–1 record with a 5–0 mark in Big Ten Conference play. Ohio State won their first Big Ten title in 15 years, outscoring opponents 237–57.

On November 23, 1935, Ohio State defeated Michigan, 38-0, at Michigan Stadium. It remains the worst defeat for a Michigan team in the history of the Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry. Michigan was held to 12 rushing yards and 73 passing yards. Richard Heekin scored two touchdowns for Ohio State. Tippy Dye returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown. Johnny Bettridge and Frank Boucher also scored touchdowns for the Buckeyes.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 Kentucky* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 19–6   56,686
October 12 Drake* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 85–7   28,927
October 19 Northwestern Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 28–7   42,335
October 26 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 28–6   15,000
November 2 Notre Dame* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 13–18   81,018
November 9 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 20–13   15,000
November 16 Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 6–0   43,921
November 23 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) W 38–0   53,322
*Non-conference game.

Coaching staff[edit]

1936 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Gomer Jones 2 15 Center Chicago Cardinals
Dick Heekin 8 72 Back New York Giants

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