1960 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1960 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 8
1960 record 7–2 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (10th year)
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
MVP Tom Matte
Captain Jim Herbstreit, Jim Tyrer
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 79,658)
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota + 6 1 0     8 2 0
#3 Iowa + 5 1 0     8 1 0
#8 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
#15 Michigan State 4 2 0     6 2 1
Illinois 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
#19 Purdue 3 4 0     4 4 1
Wisconsin 2 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 7 0     1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–2 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 SMU* No. 20 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 24–0   82,496
October 1 USC* No. 9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 20–0   83,204
October 8 at No. 4 Illinois No. 5 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 34–7   71,119
October 15 at Purdue No. 3 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 21–24   46,284
October 22 No. 11 Wisconsindagger No. 9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–7   83,246
October 29 at No. 10 Michigan State No. 8 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 21–10   76,520
November 5 Indiana No. 5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 36–7   81,530
November 12 at No. 5 Iowa No. 3 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 12–35   57,900
November 19 Michigan No. 10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (The Game) W 7–0   83,107
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
SMU 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 7 14 3 0 24

[1]

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 6 7 0 7 20

[2] [3]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 0 13 14 7 34
Illinois 0 0 0 7 7

[4] [5]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 14 7 0 21
• Purdue 7 7 10 0 24

[6]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 7 0 0 7
• Ohio St 14 0 0 20 34
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 83,246
  • Game weather: Clear; 57°F; wind 10–15 SW

[7]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 0 14 7 0 21
Michigan St 0 3 0 7 10

[8]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 0 0 0 7 7
• Ohio St 7 20 7 2 36

[9]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 6 6 0 12
• Iowa 7 21 0 7 35

[10]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 0 0 0 7 7

[11]

Coaching staff[edit]

1961 Pro draftees[edit]

Player Draft Round Pick Position NFL Club
Tom Matte NFL 1 7 Running Back Baltimore Colts
Tom Matte AFL 5 37 Running Back New York Titans
Jim Tyrer AFL 3 22 Tackle Dallas Texans
Jim Tyrer NFL 14 188 Tackle Chicago Bears
Jerry Fields NFL 13 179 Linebacker New York Giants
Ernie Wright NFL 15 200 Tackle Los Angeles Rams
George Tolford NFL 18 241 Tackle Washington Redskins
Mike Ingram NFL 20 269 Guard Washington Redskins

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data