1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football
FWAA Poll national champion
Big Ten champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
1961 record 8–0–1 (6–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (11th year)
Defensive coordinator William Gunlock
Captain Mike Ingram
Captain Tom Perdue
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 79,727)
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     8 0 1
#6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
#8 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12 Purdue 4 2 0     6 3 0
Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1961 college football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 8–0–1 record. They were awarded the national championship by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). This was the Buckeyes fourth national championship and the third for head coach Woody Hayes.

Days after the conclusion of the regular season, the university's faculty council voted down participation in the Rose Bowl,[1][2][3] which then went to Minnesota.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 1:30 p.m. TCU* No. 3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 7–7   82,878
October 7 1:30 p.m. UCLA* No. 8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 13–3   82,992
October 14 1:00 p.m. Illinois No. 7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 44–0   82,374
October 21 at Northwestern No. 7 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 10–0   43,259
October 28 at Wisconsin No. 6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 30–21   58,411
November 4 1:30 p.m. No. 9 Iowadagger No. 5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 29–13   83,795
November 11 at Indiana No. 3 Seventeenth Street Football StadiumBloomington, IN W 16–7   27,108
November 18 1:30 p.m. Oregon* No. 3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 22–12   82,073
November 25 at Michigan No. 2 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) W 50–20   80,444
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Personnel[edit]

1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 53 Armstrong, Billy JoeBilly Joe Armstrong Jr
OG 71 Bearss, JamesJames Bearss So
HB, DB 12 Bruney, BobBob Bruney So
E 88 Bryant, CharlesCharles Bryant Sr
OT 54 Carter, DennisDennis Carter So
FB, LB 32 Detrick, RogerRoger Detrick Sr
FB, LB 46 Ferguson, BobBob Ferguson Sr
OG 66 Foreman, CharlesCharles Foreman Sr
OG 69 Foster, RodRod Foster Jr
FB 33 Francis, DaveDave Francis Jr
C 58 Fronk, DeanDean Fronk So
HB 15 Hall, TonyTony Hall So
FB 35 Hall, WoodyWoody Hall So
HB 47 Honsley, GaryGary Honsley Sr
OG 62 Hullinger, DennisDennis Hullinger So
OG, LB 64 Ingram, MikeMike Ingram (C) Sr
OG 65 Jenkins, TomTom Jenkins So
HB, DB 21 Johnson, KenKen Johnson Jr
HB 45 Jones, WilliamWilliam Jones So
HB 19 Klein, BobBob Klein Jr
OT 61 Krstolic, RaymondRaymond Krstolic Jr
HB 48 Kumler, KarlKarl Kumler Jr
FB 17 Lambert, HowardHoward Lambert Sr
OT 70 Laskoski, RichardRichard Laskoski Jr
QB 23 Lister, RobertRobert Lister Sr
HB 43 Mangiamelle, RichardRichard Mangiamelle Jr
QB 27 Marmie, LarryLarry Marmie So
E 91 Martin, PaulPaul Martin Sr
E 80 Middleton, RobertRobert Middleton Jr
C 56 Morgan, RichardRichard Morgan So
QB 26 Mrukowski, BillBill Mrukowski Jr
QB 25 Mummey, JohnJohn Mummey Jr
E 90 Nourse, JosephJoseph Nourse So
E, DE 83 Ricketts, OrmondeOrmonde Ricketts So
OT 75 Roberts, JackJack Roberts Sr
OT, DL 76 Sanders, DarylDaryl Sanders Jr
E 84 Smith, KeithKeith Smith So
HB, LB 41 Snell, MattMatt Snell So
QB 24 Sparma, JoeJoe Sparma So
OT 72 Stanley, BernieBernie Stanley So
HB 16 Tingley, DavidDavid Tingley Sr
E, PK 86 Van Raaphorst, DickDick Van Raaphorst So
C 50 Vanscoy, JerryJerry Vanscoy Jr
OT, DL 73 Vogel, BobBob Vogel Jr
QB 23 Wallace, JackJack Wallace Sr
HB, DB 42 Warfield, PaulPaul Warfield So
E 82 Wittmer, GeorgeGeorge Wittmer Sr
C 51 Zima, AlbertAlbert Zima Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
MG 55 Betz, WayneWayne Betz Jr
DL 34 Butts, RobertRobert Butts Jr
DL 93 Clotz, DennisDennis Clotz Sr
DL 77 Connor, DanDan Connor Jr
DB 28 Hess, BillBill Hess Jr
DB 49 Houck, RonRon Houck Sr
MG 67 Katterhenrich, DaveDave Katterhenrich Jr
DT, PK 79 Mamula, CharlesCharles Mamula So
MG 60 Mirick, WesWes Mirick So
MG, LB 68 Moeller, GaryGary Moeller Jr
LB 63 Parker, AlAl Parker So
DE 87 Perdue, TomTom Perdue (C) Sr
DE 89 Rayford, ElwoodElwood Rayford Jr
DT 78 Telford, GeorgeGeorge Telford Sr
DE 85 Tidmore, SamSam Tidmore Sr
DB 44 Ulmer, EdEd Ulmer Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 18 Baffer, StewartStewart Baffer So
PK 20 Jones, BenBen Jones Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2016-Jan-01.

Game notes[edit]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 0 0 0 7 7
Ohio St 7 0 0 0 7

[5]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 0 3 0 0 3
• Ohio St 0 0 0 13 13

[6]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 0 21 16 7 44
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 82,974
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 48°F; wind 15 NNW

[7]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 0 3 0 7 10
Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0

[8]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 10 6 7 30
Wisconsin 0 15 0 6 21

[9]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 7 6 13
• Ohio St 6 6 0 17 29

[10]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 0 9 7 0 16
Indiana 0 7 0 0 7

[11] [12]

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon 0 6 0 6 12
• Ohio St 8 7 7 0 22

[13]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 14 0 29 50
Michigan 0 6 6 8 20

[14] [15]

Depth chart[edit]

[16]

Coaching staff[edit]

1962 Pro draftees[edit]

Player Draft Round Pick Position NFL Club
Bob Ferguson NFL 1 5 Fullback Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob Ferguson AFL 1 8 Fullback San Diego Chargers
Chuck Bryant NFL 3 34 End St. Louis Cardinals
Chuck Bryant AFL 13 104 End San Diego Chargers
Sam Tidmore NFL 6 81 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Sam Tidmore AFL 20 156 Linebacker Buffalo Bills
John Havlicek NFL 7 95 End Cleveland Browns
Jack Roberts NFL 20 273 Tackle Chicago Bears
Mike Ingram AFL 31 246 Guard Boston Patriots

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buckeyes finally lose, 28-25 in bowl debate". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. November 29, 1961. p. 48. 
  2. ^ "Ohio State's rejection of Rose Bowl bid trip triggers sharp comments". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. November 29, 1961. p. 60. 
  3. ^ "Ohio State rejects chance to play in Rose Bowl game". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 29, 1961. p. 11. 
  4. ^ Stevenson, Jack (December 3, 1961). "Minnesota accepts bid, plays Uclans in Rose tilt". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. p. D-1. 
  5. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  6. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  7. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  8. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  9. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  10. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  11. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1961 Nov 12.
  12. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  13. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  14. ^ "Buckeyes Win Big 10 Title." Palm Beach Post. 1961 Nov 26.
  15. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Mar-30.
  16. ^ 1962 Ohio State football media guide
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data