1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 18–17 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 4
1974 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
MVP Archie Griffin
Captain Neal Colzie
Pete Cusick
Archie Griffin
Arnold Jones
Steve Myers
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,080)
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
1974 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#3 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 1 0
#12 Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Wisconsin 5 3 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 3 1     6 4 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 2 6 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–2 record, including the 1975 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost, 18–17, to the USC Trojans.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 2:30 PM at Minnesota No. 4 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 34–19   45,511
September 21 1:30 PM Oregon State* No. 2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 51–10   86,383
September 28 1:30 PM SMU* No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 28–9   87,487
October 5 4:30 PM vs. Washington State* No. 1 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 42–7   50,000
October 12 1:30 PM Wisconsin No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 52–7   87,717
October 19 1:30 PM Indiana No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49–9   87,071
October 26 2:30 PM at Northwestern No. 1 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 55–7   42,337
November 2 1:30 PM Illinoisdagger No. 1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 49–7   87,813
November 9 12:30 PM at Michigan State No. 1 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 13–16   78,533
November 16 2:30 PM at Iowa No. 4 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 35–10   48,700
November 23 1:00 PM No. 3 Michigan No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 12–10   88,243
January 1 5:00 PM vs. No. 5 USC* No. 3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 17–18   106,721
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Depth chart[edit]

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Coaching staff[edit]

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (24th year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (7th year)
  • George Hill - Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Joe Bugel - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (4th year)
  • Mickey Jackson - (1st year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (6th year)
  • Ralph Staub - (5th year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (6th year)

Season summary[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Ohio State at Minnesota
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 7 14 7 6 34
Minnesota 3 0 0 16 19

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Oregon State[edit]

SMU[edit]

Washington State[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Rose Bowl[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Archie Griffin, Heisman Trophy[4]

1975 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Kurt Schumacher 1 12 Guard New Orleans Saints
Doug France 1 20 Tackle Los Angeles Rams
Neal Colzie 1 24 Defensive Back Oakland Raiders
Peter Cusick 3 66 Nose Tackle New England Patriots
Steve Luke 4 88 Defensive Back Green Bay Packers
Champ Henson 4 89 Running Back Minnesota Vikings
Bruce Elia 4 100 Linebacker Miami Dolphins
Jim Cope 5 119 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Dave Hazel 11 261 Wide Receiver Baltimore Colts
Steve Myers 11 275 Guard Detroit Lions
Doug Plank 12 291 Defensive Back Chicago Bears
Larry O'Rourke 14 354 Defensive Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Bartoszek 17 430 Tight End New York Jets

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=227&season=1974
  2. ^ 1975 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1974 September 15. Retrieved 2012-12-4.
  4. ^ http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data