1975 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1975 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl, L 10–23 vs. UCLA
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1975 record11–1 (8–0 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes (25th season)
MVPCornelius Greene
CaptainBrian Baschnagel
CaptainTim Fox
CaptainArchie Griffin
CaptainKen Kuhn
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Michigan 7 1 0     8 2 2
Michigan State 4 4 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Iowa 3 5 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 6 1     2 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1975 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 11–1 record, including the 1976 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost, 23–10, to the UCLA Bruins.

In 1975, Archie Griffin became college football's only two-time Heisman trophy winner. Griffin won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and became the only player ever to start in four Rose Bowls.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 134:00 p.m.at No. 11 Michigan StateNo. 3ABCW 21–080,383
September 201:30 p.m.No. 7 Penn State*No. 3W 17–988,093
September 271:30 p.m.North Carolina*No. 2
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 32–787,750
October 49:00 p.m.at No. 13 UCLA*No. 2ABCW 41–2055,482
October 111:30 p.m.IowaNo. 1
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 49–087,826
October 181:30 p.m.WisconsinNo. 1
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 56–087,820
October 252:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 1W 35–669,405
November 11:30 p.m.IndianaNo. 1
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 24–1487,835
November 82:00 p.m.at IllinoisNo. 1W 40–367,751
November 151:30 p.m.MinnesotaNo. 1
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 38–687,817
November 221:00 p.m.at No. 4 MichiganNo. 1W 21–14105,543
January 1, 19765:00 p.m.vs. No. 11 UCLA*No. 1NBCL 10–23105,464
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Depth chart[edit]

[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (25th year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (8th year)
  • George Hill - Defensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (5th year)
  • Alex Gibbs - Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Mickey Jackson - (2nd year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (7th year)
  • Ralph Staub - (6th year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (7th year)
  • Jeff Kaplan - 'brain coach' & counselor (3rd year)

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio St 0 777 21
Michigan St 0 000 0

[2]

Penn State[edit]

1 234Total
Penn St 3 330 9
• Ohio St 10 007 17
  • Date: September 20
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 88,093

[3]

UCLA[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 7 21103 41
UCLA 7 076 20

[4]

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 14 777 35
Purdue 3 300 6

Archie Griffin broke Cornell's Ed Marinaro NCAA career rushing record with a 23-yard run up the middle in the fourth quarter. [5]

Minnesota[edit]

1 234Total
Minnesota 0 060 6
• Ohio St 3 14021 38
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 87,817

[6]

Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 7 0014 21
Michigan 0 707 14

[7]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Archie Griffin, Heisman Trophy[8]

1976 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Tim Fox 1 21 Defensive Back New England Patriots
Archie Griffin 1 24 Running Back Cincinnati Bengals
Brian Baschnagel 3 66 Wide Receiver Chicago Bears
Leonard Willis 4 118 Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings
Ken Kuhn 7 205 Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals
Craig Cassady 8 213 Defensive Back New Orleans Saints
Tom Klaban 10 287 Kicker Cincinnati Bengals
Cornelius Greene 11 317 Quarterback Dallas Cowboys
Larry Kain 13 375 Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers
Pat Curto 16 441 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons
Scott Dannelley 17 482 Guard Cincinnati Bengals

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1976 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ "Buckeyes Rip Spartans, 21-0." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 14.
  3. ^ "246-Pound Fullback Keys Buckeye Triumph." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 21.
  4. ^ "Griffin Gets 100 Yards in 41-20 Buckeye Win." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Oct 5.
  5. ^ "Griffin tops mark; Illinois stops Sparts." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 26.
  6. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1975 Nov 16. Retrieved 2016-Jul-30.
  7. ^ "Griffin the Big Hero." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Nov 23.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-11. Retrieved 2007-04-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data