1945 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1945 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 12
1945 record 7–2 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Carroll Widdoes (2nd year)
MVP Ollie Cline
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 72,754)
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Indiana $ 5 0 1     9 0 1
#6 Michigan 5 1 0     7 3 0
#12 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 3 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 1     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 5 0     4 5 0
Iowa 1 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1945 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–2 record and outscored opponents 194–71.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 at Missouri* No. 4 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 47–6   41,299
October 6 Iowa No. 4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 42–0   49,342
October 13 Wisconsin No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 12–0   69,235
October 20 No. 9 Purdue No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 13–35   73,585
October 27 at Minnesota No. 12 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 20–7   56,040
November 3 No. 20 Northwestern No. 6 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 16–14   74,079
November 10 at Pittsburgh* No. 8 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 14–0   18,000
November 17 Illinois No. 9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 27–2   70,287
November 24 at No. 8 Michigan No. 7 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) L 3–7   85,200
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Pittsburgh[edit]

Statistics

  • Rushing: Oliver Cline 229 yards [1]

Coaching staff[edit]

1946 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Russ Thomas 3 22 Tackle Detroit Lions
Joe Whisler 8 70 Back Los Angeles Rams
Thornton Dixon 10 87 Tackle Detroit Lions
Warren Amling 11 95 Guard New York Giants
Tom Phillips 11 100 Back Los Angeles Rams
George Slusser 30 288 Back Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book.