1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 5
1955 record 7–2 (6–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (5th season)
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
MVP Howard Cassady
Captain Fran Machinsky, Ken Vargo
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     7 2 0
No. 2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
No. 12 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1955 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–2 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Nebraska* No. 6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 28–20   80,171
October 1 at Stanford* No. 8 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 0–6   28,000
October 8 Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 27–12   82,407
October 15 No. 11 Duke* No. 14 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 14–20   82,254
October 22 at No. 15 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 26–16   53,529
October 29 Northwestern No. 15 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49–0   82,214
November 5 Indiana No. 11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 20–13   80,730
November 12 No. 20 Iowa No. 10 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 20–10   82,701
November 19 at No. 6 Michigan No. 9 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) W 17–0   97,369
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game Summaries[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

Stanford[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Duke[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The November 12 game against Iowa was mentioned in the movie Back to the Future Part II. A radio announcer telling the scores of the day's games mentions that Ohio State beat Iowa 20-10.

1956 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Howard Cassady 1 3 Halfback Detroit Lions
Fran Machinsky 4 41 Tackle Washington Redskins
Ken Vargo 9 106 Center Chicago Bears
Jerry Harkrader 22 261 Back New York Giants

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data