1949 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1949 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 17–14 vs. California
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 6
1949 record 7–1–2 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Wes Fesler (3rd year)
MVP Jack Lininger
Captain A. Jack Wilson
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ohio State + 4 1 1     7 1 2
#7 Michigan + 4 1 1     6 2 1
#8 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     3 4 2
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1949 college football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–1–2 record to win a share of the Big Ten Conference title and win their first Rose Bowl against California.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Missouri* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 35–34   66,510
October 1 Indiana Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 46–7   70,568
October 8 at No. 8 USC* No. 11 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA T 13–13   62,877
October 15 No. 5 Minnesota No. 11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–27   82,111
October 22 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 21–0   45,000
October 29 Northwestern No. 18 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 24–7   81,872
November 5 at Pittsburgh* No. 11 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 14–10   54,789
November 12 Illinois No. 11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 30–17   81,805
November 19 at No. 5 Michigan No. 7 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) T 7–7   97,239
January 2, 1950 vs. No. 2 California* No. 5 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 17–14   100,963
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

USC[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

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Statistics[edit]

  • Rushing: Gerald Krall 128 attempts, 606 yards, 4 TD
  • Passing: Pandel Savic 35/84, 581 yards, 6 TD, 4 INT
  • Receiving: Ray Hamilton 15 receptions, 347 yards
  • Points: Fred Morrison 54 points (9 TD)

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Awards and honors[edit]

1950 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Fred "Curly" Morrison 1 10 Fullback Chicago Bears
Jack Jennings 2 21 Tackle Chicago Cardinals
Dick O'Hanlon 8 105 Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
Jack Wilson 11 135 Tackle Detroit Lions
Bill Trautwein 14 181 Tackle Los Angeles Rams
Jim Hague 22 287 End Philadelphia Eagles
George Mattey 23 290 Guard Green Bay Packers

References[edit]

  1. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  2. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  3. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide. Retrieved April 19, 2015
  4. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide. Retrieved April 19, 2015
  5. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide. Retrieved April 19, 2015