1956 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1956 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP #15
1956 record 6–3 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
MVP Jim Parker
Captain Frank Ellwood
Captain Paul Michael
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Iowa 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12 Minnesota 4 1 2     6 1 2
#9 Michigan State 4 2 0     7 2 0
#15 Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 1 4 2     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 2     2 5 2
Wisconsin 0 4 3     1 5 3
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1956-1957. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–3 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 Nebraska* #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 34–7   82,153
October 6 Stanford* #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 32–20   82,881
October 13 at Illinois #5 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 26–6   58,247
October 20 Penn State* #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 6–7   82,584
October 27 Wisconsin #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 21–0   82,661
November 3 at Northwestern #6 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 6–2   42,000
November 10 Indiana #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35–14   82,073
November 17 at #7 Iowa #6 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 0–6   57,732
November 24 #9 Michigan #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) L 0–19   82,223
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1957 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Parker 1 8 Tackle Baltimore Colts
Bill Michael 2 16 Guard Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Roseboro 11 124 Back Green Bay Packers
Bill Cummings 11 125 Tackle Cleveland Browns
Hubert Bobo 13 146 Linebacker Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Cannavino 16 185 Defensive Back Baltimore Colts
Dick Guy 18 212 Guard San Francisco 49ers
Aurelius Thomas 22 257 Guard Pittsburgh Steelers
Andy Okulovich 27 319 Back Cleveland Browns
Don Vicic 27 320 Back San Francisco 49ers
Lee Williams 30 351 Back Los Angeles Rams

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data