1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl, L 17–42 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 (22nd year)
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 was an American football team that represented the Ohio State University in the 1972 Big Ten Conference 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 p.m. Iowa No. 3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–0   77,098
September 30 1:30 p.m. North Carolina* No. 5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 29–14   86,180
October 7 4:00 p.m. at California* No. 3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 35–18   45,000
October 14 1:30 p.m. Illinois No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 26–7   86,298
October 21 1:30 p.m. Indiana No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 44–7   86,365
October 28 2:30 p.m. at Wisconsin No. 4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 28–20   78,713
November 4 1:30 p.m. Minnesota No. 5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–19   86,439
November 11 1:00 p.m. at Michigan State No. 5 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 12–19   76,264
November 18 2:00 p.m. at Northwestern No. 9 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 27–14   34,475
November 25 1:00 p.m. No. 3 Michigan No. 9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 14–11   87,040
January 1, 1973 4:45 p.m. 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
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:21
  • Game attendance: 77,098
  • Game weather: Clear, 74°F

[2] [3] [4]

North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Carolina 7 0 0 7 14
Ohio State 3 6 14 6 29
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 1:30p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:20
  • Game attendance: 86,180
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 49°F

[5] [6] Statistics

California[edit]

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

[8] [9]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 7 0 0 7
Ohio St 13 6 0 7 26
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:33p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:29
  • Game attendance: 86,298
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 59°F

[10] [11]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 0 7 0 0 7
Ohio St 14 3 14 13 44
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:32p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:18
  • Game attendance: 86,365
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 51°F

[12] [13]

Wisconsin[edit]

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

[14] [15] [16]

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 13 0 0 6 19
• Ohio State 7 14 0 6 27
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:17
  • Game attendance: 86,439
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 49°F

[17]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 3 9 0 0 12
• Michigan State 6 6 7 0 19
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
  • Game start: 1:00p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:45
  • Game attendance: 76,264
  • Game weather: Cloudy, WNW wind 10 mph, 41°F

[18] [19]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio State 7 0 13 7 27
Northwestern 0 7 7 0 14
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Dyche Stadium, Evanston, IL
  • Game start: 1:00p.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:29
  • Game attendance: 34,475
  • Game weather: Cloudy, cold

[20] [21]

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 start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:30
  • Game attendance: 87,040
  • Game weather: Rain, 39°F
  • 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. [22] [23]

Rose Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 7 3 7 17
• USC 7 0 21 14 42

[24]

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. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/osu/graphics/pdf/m-footbl/1972/1972-01-Iowa.pdf
  4. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030466.0
  5. ^ "Freshman sparkles." Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Sept 30.
  6. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030472.0
  7. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book.
  8. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=mq6pegT_rlEC&dat=19721008&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  9. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030476.0
  10. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.
  11. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030464.0
  12. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 22.
  13. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030465.0
  14. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 29.
  15. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1972 Oct 29.
  16. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030482.0
  17. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030470.0
  18. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/osu/graphics/pdf/m-footbl/1972/1972-08-MichiganState.pdf
  19. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030479.0
  20. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1972 Nov 19.
  21. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/osu/graphics/pdf/m-footbl/1972/1972-09-Northwestern.pdf
  22. ^ "Everything Just Rosy for Ohio State." Palm Beach Post. 1972 Nov 26.
  23. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030469.0
  24. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/osu/graphics/pdf/m-footbl/1972/1972-11-SouthernCalifornia.pdf
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data