1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 42–21 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 2
1973 record 10–0–1 (7–0–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (23rd season)
MVP Archie Griffin
Captain Greg Hare
Captain Rick Middleton
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 82,567)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State + 7 0 1     10 0 1
No. 6 Michigan + 7 0 1     10 0 1
Minnesota 6 2 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 7 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
Iowa 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1973 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–0–1 record, including the 1974 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they won, 42–21, against the USC Trojans.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 1:30 p.m. Minnesota No. 3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 56–7   86,005
September 29 1:30 p.m. TCU* No. 3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 37–3   87,439
October 6 1:30 p.m. Washington State* No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–3   87,425
October 13 2:00 p.m. at Wisconsin No. 1 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 24–0   77,413
October 20 1:30 p.m. at Indiana No. 1 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 37–7   53,183
October 27 1:30 p.m. Northwestern No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 60–0   87,453
November 3 2:00 p.m. at Illinois No. 1 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 30–0   60,707
November 10 1:30 p.m. Michigan State No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35–0   87,600
November 17 1:30 p.m. Iowa No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 55–13   87,447
November 24 12:30 p.m. at No. 4 Michigan No. 1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC T 10–10   105,223
January 1, 1974 5:00 p.m. vs. No. 7 USC* No. 4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 42–21   105,267
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

1973 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster
Quarterbacks
  • 7 Cornelius Greene
  • 9 Kenneth Thompson
  • 14 Gary McCutcheon
  • 15 James Pacenta
  • 17 Steven Morrison
  • 18 Greg Hare
  • 19 David Purdy

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 8 Bill Ezzo
  • 9 Robert Murphy
  • 82 Dave Hazel
  • 87 Michael Bartoszek

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 50 Michael Datish
  • 51 Gary Lillvis
  • 52 Steve Myers
  • 55 Dwight King
  • 56 Stephen Koegel
  • 57 Mark Straka
  • 58 Charles Baxter
  • 59 Ronald Ayers
  • 60 Thomas Swank
  • 61 John Husband
  • 63 James Kregel
  • 64 William Lukens
  • 65 Barney Renard
  • 66 Larry Graf
  • 68 Louis Petrini
  • 69 Richard Mack
  • 70 Robert Willard
  • 72 Kurt Schumacher
  • 73 Scott Dannelley
  • 74 John Hicks
  • 76 Dan Scott
  • 77 Doug France

Defensive linemen

  • 14 Robert Kelly
  • 49 Larry Kain
  • 67 Dan Cutillo
  • 71 Pete Cusick
  • 75 Nick Buonamici
  • 78 Robert Coan
  • 79 Craig Nemitz
  • 81 Thomas Marendt
  • 83 Louis Williott
  • 84 Robert Brudzinski
  • 88 Van DeCree
  • 90 Patrick Curto
  • 91 James Cope
  • 92 Marvin Battle
  • 93 Edward Trepanier
  • 95 Richard Applegate
  • 99 Lawrence O'Rourke
Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 6 Monty Thompson
  • 11 Max Midlam
  • 12 Tim Fox
  • 16 Jeff Davis
  • 20 Neal Colzie
  • 21 Carl Kern
  • 23 Craig Cassady
  • 24 Richard Parsons
  • 25 Robert Gentry
  • 28 Doug Plank
  • 29 Jerome Davis
  • 30 Lou Mathis
  • 43 Bruce Ruhl
  • 46 Steve Luke

Special teams



[1]

Depth chart[edit]

[2]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Woody Hayes - head coach (23rd year)
  • George Chaump - offense (6th year)
  • George Hill (American football coach) - defensive coordinator / linebackers (3rd year)
  • Charles Clausen - defense line (3rd year)
  • Ed Ferkany - offensive guards, punters (4th year)
  • Rudy Hubbard - running backs (6th year)
  • John Mummey - special teams / varsity reserve (5th year)
  • Esco Sarkkinen - defensive ends / scouting (28th year)
  • Ralph Staub - tackles, tight ends, kickers (4th year)
  • Dick Walker - defensive backs (5th year)

Game summaries[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 7 0 0 7
• Ohio St 14 21 7 14 56
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 86,005
  • Game weather: 74°F; wind 7

[3][4]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 0 3 0 0 3
• Ohio St 14 17 0 6 37
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 87,439
  • Game weather: Rain; 78°F; wind gusts

[5]

Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington St 0 3 0 0 3
• Ohio St 0 14 13 0 27
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 87,425
  • Game weather: Sunny; 65°F; wind 12 SSE

[6][7]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 0 7 7 10 24
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
  • Game start: 1:30p.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:20
  • Game attendance: 77,413
  • Game weather: Sunny, wind 15-24 mph, 70°F

[8] [9]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 17 7 6 37
Indiana 0 0 0 7 7

[10] [11]

Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio St 0 27 26 7 60
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:35p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:31
  • Game attendance: 87,453
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 61°F

[12] [13]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 3 0 7 20 30
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0

[14] [15]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan St 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio St 7 14 7 7 35
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:32p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:13
  • Game attendance: 87,600
  • Game weather: Wind N 10 mph, 36°F

[16] [17]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 0 13 13
• Ohio St 14 13 21 7 55
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:37
  • Game attendance: 87,447
  • Game weather: Clear, 42°F

[18] [19]

Statistics

Michigan[edit]

#1 Ohio State at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 0 10 0 0 10
Michigan 0 0 0 10 10

[21] [22]

Rose Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Ohio St 7 7 13 15 42
USC 3 11 7 0 21

[23]

1974 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
John Hicks 1 3 Guard New York Giants
Rick Middleton 1 13 Linebacker New Orleans Saints
Randy Gradishar 1 14 Linebacker Denver Broncos
Morris Bradshaw 4 93 Wide Receiver Oakland Raiders
Gregg Hare 8 203 Quarterback Buffalo Bills
Dan Scott 9 224 Guard Cleveland Browns
Jim Kregel 10 243 Guard Pittsburgh Steelers
Vic Koegel 12 304 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Dec-05.
  2. ^ 1974 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  3. ^ "Ohio State Powers to 56-7 Romp Over Gophers." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Sept 16.
  4. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Oct-30.
  5. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Oct-30.
  6. ^ "Sub Fullback leads Buckeyes to Victory." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Oct 7.
  7. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Nov-01.
  8. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=mq6pegT_rlEC&dat=19731014&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  9. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030483.0
  10. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 21.
  11. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030478.0
  12. ^ "Ohio State Hits Quickly." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Oct 28.
  13. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030473.0
  14. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1973 Nov 4.
  15. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030477.0
  16. ^ "Colzie, Griffin Lead Ohio State to Victory." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Nov 11.
  17. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030468.0
  18. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 18.
  19. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030467.0
  20. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book.
  21. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=OTJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6611%2C6074641 Eugene Register-Guard
  22. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/footballStatsArchive/FootballStats.pdf?id=6030480.0
  23. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1974 Jan 1.
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