1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 7
1986 record 10–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce (8th year)
MVP Cris Carter
Captain Jim Karsatos
Captain Sonny Gordon
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Michigan + 7 1 0     11 2 0
#7 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 3 0
#16 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1987 Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas, Texas, where they won 28–12 against the Texas A&M Aggies.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 27 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 5 Alabama* No. 9 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) Raycom L 10–16   68,296
September 13 2:30 p.m. at No. 17 Washington* No. 10 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA CBS L 7–40   61,070
September 20 1:30 p.m. Colorado* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 13–10   88,404
September 27 1:30 p.m. Utah* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 64–6   89,645
October 4 1:30 p.m. Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 14–0   90,030
October 11 1:00 p.m. at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 24–22   51,641
October 18 7:00 p.m. at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN WTBS W 39–11   68,757
October 25 12:30 p.m. Minnesotadagger Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH WTBS W 33–0   89,936
November 1 12:30 p.m. at No. 11 Iowa No. 17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA WTBS W 31–10   67,640
November 8 1:30 p.m. Northwestern No. 11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 30–9   89,808
November 15 12:00 p.m. at Wisconsin No. 9 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI CBS W 30–17   62,020
November 22 12:00 p.m. No. 6 Michigan No. 7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) CBS L 24–26   90,674
January 1, 1987 1:30 p.m. vs. No. 8 Texas A&M* No. 11 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 28–12   74,188
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth chart[edit]

[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach (8th year)
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Bill Conley - Offense (3rd year)
  • Steve Devine - Offensive Line (4th year)
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line (5th year)
  • Chuck Heater - Defensive Backs (2nd year)
  • Tom Lichtenberg - Quarterbacks/Receivers (1st year)
  • Urban Meyer - Offensive Tight Ends (1st year)
  • Bob Palcic - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (5th year)
  • Lenny Willis - (2nd year)

Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

  • David Brown 100 Yd INT RET for TD (Big Ten record)
  • Cris Carter 7 Rec, 118 Yds
  • Jim Bryant 24 Rush, 129 Yds [2]

1987 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Cris Carter 4 3 Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles
Sonny Gordon 6 157 Defensive Back Cincinnati Bengals
Jamie Holland 7 173 Wide Receiver San Diego Chargers
Scott Leach 9 234 Linebacker New Orleans Saints
Jim Karsatos 12 322 Quarterback Miami Dolphins

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1987 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ Eugene-Register Guard. 1986 Oct 19.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data