1941 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1941 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 13
1941 record 6–1–1 (3–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Paul Brown (1st year)
MVP Jack Graf
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota $ 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Michigan 3 1 1     6 1 1
#13 Ohio State 3 1 1     6 1 1
#11 Northwestern 4 2 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     3 5 0
Iowa 2 4 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 3 0     2 5 1
Indiana 1 3 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1941 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–1–1 record and outscored opponents 167–110. In Paul Brown's first season as head coach the Buckeyes tied Michigan. The season opening game versus Missouri was the debut of the Split-T offense, developed by Tigers' coach Don Faurot.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 Missouri* No. 10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 12–7   49,671
October 4 at USC* No. 10 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 33–0   60,000
October 18 Purdue No. 10 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 16–14   66,074
October 25 No. 13 Northwestern No. 11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 7–14   71,896
November 1 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 21–14   50,000
November 8 Wisconsin No. 20 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 46–34   58,519
November 15 Illinoisdagger No. 20 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 12–7   41,554
November 22 at No. 5 Michigan No. 14 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) T 20–20   85,757
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1942 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Daniell 12 110 Tackle Chicago Bears
Tom Kinkade 16 149 Back Green Bay Packers
Dick Fisher 17 155 Back Detroit Lions
Jack Graf 18 162 Back Cleveland Rams

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