1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1940 record4–4 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Schmidt (7th season)
MVPClaude White
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Minnesota $ 6 0 0     8 0 0
No. 3 Michigan 3 1 0     7 1 0
No. 8 Northwestern 4 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     4 4 0
Iowa 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 2 3 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 4 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1940 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 4–4 record and were outscored 99–113.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 28Pittsburgh*W 30–752,877
October 5Purdue
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 17–1454,556
October 12at NorthwesternL 3–645,000
October 19No. 7 MinnesotaNo. 15
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
L 7–1363,199
October 26at No. 1 Cornell*L 7–2134,500
November 2Indiana
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 21–656,667
November 16at IllinoisW 14–615,571
November 23No. 7 Michigan
L 0–4073,648
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Coaching staff[edit]

1941 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Don Scott 1 9 Back Chicago Bears
Jim Langhurst 10 89 Back Brooklyn Dodgers
Claude White 15 132 Center Chicago Cardinals
Jimmy Strausbaugh 20 186 Halfback Green Bay Packers

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