1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 13
1937 record 6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt (4th year)
MVP Ralph Wolf
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Minnesota $ 5 0 0     6 2 0
#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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 TCU* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 14–0   68,291
October 2 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 13–0   49,643
October 9 at USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 12–13   55,000
October 23 No. 7 Northwestern No. 12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 7–0   67,521
October 30 at Chicago No. 8 Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 39–0   10,000
November 6 Indiana No. 8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–10   47,056
November 13 Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 19–0   41,921
November 20 at Michigan No. 19 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) W 21–0   56,766
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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

References[edit]