1958 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1958 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 8
1958 record 6–1–2 (4–1–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (8th year)
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
MVP Jim Houston
Captain Frank Kremblas
Captain Dick Schafrath
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 79,658)
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »
1958 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Iowa $ 5 1 0     8 1 1
#7 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
#8 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
#13 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1958 college football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–1–2 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 No. 20 SMU* No. 1 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 23–20   83,113
October 4 Washington* No. 3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 12–7   82,901
October 11 at Illinois No. 5 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 19–13   50,416
October 18 Indiana No. 3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49–8   82,964
October 25 No. 13 Wisconsin No. 2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH T 7–7   83,142
November 1 at No. 11 Northwestern No. 5 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 0–21   51,102
November 8 No. 8 Purdue No. 16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH T 14–14   83,481
November 15 at No. 2 Iowa No. 16 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 38–28   58,643
November 22 Michigan No. 11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) W 20–14   83,248
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
SMU 0 14 0 6 20
• Ohio St 8 7 8 0 23
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 83,113

[1]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 7 0 0 0 7
• Ohio State 6 0 0 6 12
  • Date: October 4
  • Location: Ohio State
  • Game attendance: 82,901
  • Game weather: Clear, 68°F

[2]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio State 6 0 13 0 19
Illinois 0 6 0 7 13

[3]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 0 0 0 8 8
• Ohio State 14 7 14 14 49
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 82,964
  • Game weather: Clear , 59°F

[4]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 0 7 0 7
Ohio State 0 0 7 0 7
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 83,142
  • Game weather: Rain, 52°F

[5]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0
• Northwestern 0 0 7 14 21

[6]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 0 0 14 14
Ohio State 7 7 0 0 14
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 83,481
  • Game weather: Rain, 54°F

[7]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio State 7 14 7 10 38
Iowa 7 14 7 0 28
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Ames, IA
  • Game attendance: 58,643
  • Game weather: Cloudy, wind NE 15 mph, 51°F

Statistics

[9]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 6 8 0 0 14
• Ohio State 0 12 8 0 20
  • Date: November 22
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 83,248
  • Game weather: Clear, 45°F

[10]

Coaching staff[edit]

1959 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Don Clark 1 7 Back Chicago Bears
Dan James 1 8 Tackle San Francisco 49ers
Dick Schafrath 2 23 Tackle Cleveland Browns
Dick LeBeau 5 58 Defensive Back Cleveland Browns
Jerry Lee Murphy 20 231 Tackle Chicago Cardinals
Frank Kremblas 23 275 Quarterback New York Giants
Ernie Spychalski 25 298 Tackle Cleveland Browns
Jack Scott 26 307 Defensive Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
[11]

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data