1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 42–17 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 9
1972 record 9–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
MVP George Hasenohrl
Captain Richard Galbos
Captain George Hasenohrl
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,667)
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 1 0
#9 Ohio State + 7 1 0     9 2 0
Purdue 6 2 0     6 5 0
Michigan State 5 2 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     4 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa 2 6 1     3 7 1
Wisconsin 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1972 college football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–2 record, including the 1973 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 42–17 to the USC Trojans.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 1:30 PM Iowa No. 3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–0   77,098
September 30 1:30 PM North Carolina* No. 5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 29–14   86,180
October 7 4:00 PM at California* No. 3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 35–18   45,000
October 14 1:30 PM Illinois No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 26–7   86,298
October 21 1:30 PM Indiana No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 44–7   86,365
October 28 2:30 PM at Wisconsin No. 4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 28–20   78,713
November 4 1:30 PM Minnesota No. 5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–19   86,439
November 11 1:00 PM at Michigan State No. 5 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 12–19   76,264
November 18 2:00 PM at Northwestern No. 9 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 27–14   34,475
November 25 1:00 PM No. 3 Michigan No. 9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 14–11   87,040
January 1 4:45 PM vs. No. 1 USC* No. 3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 17–42   106,869
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth chart[edit]

[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (22nd year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (5th year)
  • George Hill (American football coach) - Defensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Rudy Hubbard - Running Backs (5th year)
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (2nd year)
  • Edward Ferkany - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Rudy Hubbard - Running Backs (5th year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (4th year)
  • Ralph Staub - (3rd year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (4th year)
  • [1]

Game notes[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio St 0 7 7 7 21

[2]

North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Carolina 7 0 0 7 14
Ohio State 3 6 14 6 29

[3]

Statistics

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 3 0 19 13 35
California 0 9 3 6 18

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 7 0 0 7
Ohio St 13 6 0 7 26

[5]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 0 7 0 0 7
Ohio St 14 3 14 13 44

[6]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 14 14 0 0 28
Wisconsin 0 7 7 6 20

[7][8]

Minnesota[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 0 13 7 27
Northwestern 0 7 7 0 14

[9]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 3 8 0 11
Ohio State 0 7 7 0 14
  • Date: November 25
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 87,040
  • Game weather: Cloudy
  • Television network: ABC

Ohio State made two goal line stands, one in each half, to hold on to the 14-11 victory. The first came just before halftime as Dennis Franklin fumbled on fourth down at the two. In the fourth quarter, Randy Gradishar stopped Franklin on a sneak from the one. The Buckeyes' fans tore down the goal posts with 13 seconds remaining.[10]

Rose Bowl[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Rick Seifert 8 194 Defensive Back New York Jets
George Hasenohrl 8 198 Defensive Tackle New York Giants
John Bledsoe 8 203 Running Back Detroit Lions
Rich Galbos 9 218 Running Back Washington Redskins
Earl Belgrave 17 435 Tackle Detroit Lions

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1973 Ohio State Media Guide
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1972 September 17.
  3. ^ "Freshman sparkles." Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Sept 30.
  4. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book.
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.
  6. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 22.
  7. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 29.
  8. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1972 Oct 29.
  9. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1972 Nov 19.
  10. ^ "Everything Just Rosy for Ohio State." Palm Beach Post. 1972 Nov 26.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data