1953 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1953 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
1953 record 6–3 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (3rd year)
MVP George Jacoby
Captain George Jacoby, Robert Joslin
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Michigan State + 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7 Illinois + 5 1 0     7 1 1
#15 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 4 1
#20 Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
#9 Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 2 4 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1953 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–3 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 Indiana No. 7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 36–12   75,898
October 3 at California* No. 6 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 33–19   47,000
October 10 Illinois No. 3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 20–41   81,745
October 17 at Penn* No. 17 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 12–6   44,270
October 24 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 20–19   52,819
October 31 Northwestern Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–13   80,562
November 7 No. 5 Michigan State No. 16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 13–28   82,328
November 14 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 21–6   77,465
November 21 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) L 0–20   87,048
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1954 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
George Jacoby 6 65 Tackle New York Giants
Mike Takacs 13 147 Guard Green Bay Packers
Bob Myers 22 256 Tackle Baltimore Colts
George Rosso 25 296 Defensive Back Washington Redskins

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data