1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 13
1937 record6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Schmidt (4th season)
MVPRalph Wolf
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Minnesota $ 5 0 0     6 2 0
No. 13 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 3 2 0     5 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     4 4 0
Purdue 2 2 1     4 3 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 3 2
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 0
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1937 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record and outscored opponents 125–23.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 25TCU*W 14–068,291
October 2Purdue
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 13–049,643
October 9at USC*L 12–1355,000
October 23No. 7 NorthwesternNo. 12
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 7–067,521
October 30at ChicagoNo. 8W 39–010,000
November 6IndianaNo. 8
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
L 0–1047,056
November 13Illinois
W 19–041,921
November 20at MichiganNo. 19W 21–056,766
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Coaching staff[edit]

1938 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim A. McDonald 1 2 Back Philadelphia Eagles
Gust Zarnas 5 40 Guard Chicago Bears
Dick Nardi 8 66 Back Detroit Lions
Charles Ream 9 71 Tackle Cleveland Rams
Ralph Wolf 10 86 Center Detroit Lions

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