1969 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1969 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten co-champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 4
1969 record 8–1 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (19th year)
MVP Jim Otis
Captain Alan Jack, Dave Whitfield
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,455)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Ohio State + 6 1 0     8 1 0
#9 Michigan + 6 1 0     8 3 0
#18 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     4 5 1
Iowa 3 4 0     5 5 0
Indiana 3 4 0     4 6 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     3 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     3 7 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1969 Big Ten Conference football season. The defending national champion Buckeyes compiled an 8–1 record.

Top-ranked all season, the Buckeyes lost the rivalry game at Michigan on November 22 and dropped to fourth in the final AP Poll. There was no bowl game for Ohio State, because prior to the 1975 season, the Big Ten and Pac-8 conferences allowed only one postseason participant each, for the Rose Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 1:30 p.m. TCU* No. 1 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 62–0   86,412
October 4 4:30 p.m. at Washington* No. 1 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 41–14   57,150
October 11 1:30 p.m. No. 19 Michigan State No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 54–21   86,641
October 18 2:30 p.m. at Minnesota No. 1 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 34–7   53,016
October 25 1:30 p.m. Illinois No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 41–0   86,576
November 1 2:30 p.m. at Northwestern No. 1 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 35–6   41,279
November 8 1:30 p.m. Wisconsin No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 62–7   86,519
November 15 1:30 p.m. No. 10 Purdue No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 42–14   85,027
November 22 1:00 p.m. at No. 12 Michigan No. 1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC L 12–24   103,588
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth chart[edit]

[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (19th year)
  • Earle Bruce - Offense (4th year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (2nd year)
  • Hugh Hindman - (7th year)
  • Rudy Hubbard - Running Backs (2nd year)
  • David McClain - (1st year)
  • Lou McCullough - Defensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (1st year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (1st year)

Game summaries[edit]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 19 14 14 15 62
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:13
  • Game attendance: 86,412
  • Game weather: Rain; 63°F; wind 7 SE
  • Jim Otis 27 Rush, 121 Yds[2]
  • Ohio State's biggest win since 1957 versus Indiana and most points scored in a game since 1950 versus Iowa.[3]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 14 7 14 6 41
Washington 0 7 0 7 14

[4]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 7 7 0 7 21
• Ohio St 27 7 6 14 54
  • Date: October 11
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:31 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:28
  • Game attendance: 86,641
  • Game weather: Cloudy 74°F

[5] [6]

  • Attendance: 86,641 (record)
  • Rex Kern 10/21, 187 Yds, 2 TD, 2 rush TD (left early in 4th)

[7]

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 14 6 0 14 34
Minnesota 0 0 7 0 7
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:18
  • Game attendance: 53,016
  • Game weather: 55 degrees, windy 20 mph SW

[8]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 7 14 7 13 41
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:12
  • Game attendance: 86,576
  • Game weather: Sunny, 56°F

[9]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio State 7 14 7 7 35
Northwestern 0 0 0 6 6

[10]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 0 0 7 7
• Ohio State 21 13 7 21 62
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:20
  • Game attendance: 86,519
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 48°F; Wind NE 12-15 mph

[11] [12]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 7 0 7 14
• Ohio St 6 22 14 0 42
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:29
  • Game attendance: 85,027
  • Game weather: Snow; 23°F; wind 15–20 SW
  • Television network: ABC

[13]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 6 6 0 0 12
• Michigan 7 17 0 0 24

[14]

1970 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Chuck Hutchison 2 38 Guard St. Louis Cardinals
Ted Provost 7 162 Defensive Back Los Angeles Rams
Jim Otis 9 218 Running Back New Orleans Saints
Nick Roman 10 241 Defensive End Cincinnati Bengals

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data