1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1988 record 4–6–1 (2–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper (1st year)
MVP Jeff Uhlenhake
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Michigan $ 7 0 1     9 2 1
Michigan State 6 1 1     6 5 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 1 3     6 4 3
#20 Indiana 5 3 0     8 3 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Ohio State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Northwestern 2 5 1     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     1 10 0
Minnesota 0 6 2     2 7 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the first season for head coach John Cooper. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 4–6–1, and a Big Ten Conference record of 2–5–1.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 3:30 p.m. Syracuse* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 26–9   89,768
September 17 7:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh* No. 18 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 10–42   56,500
September 24 3:30 p.m. No. 7 LSU* No. 18 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 36–33   90,584
October 1 1:30 p.m. Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 12–31   90,274
October 8 3:30 p.m. at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ABC L 7–41   52,133
October 15 1:30 p.m. Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 26–31   90,970
October 22 8:00 p.m. Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 13–6   44,221
October 29 12:00 p.m. at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 10–20   77,111
November 5 1:30 p.m. Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–12   90,032
November 12 12:00 p.m. at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC T 24–24   67,700
November 19 12:00 p.m. No. 12 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC L 31–34   90,176
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Personnel[edit]

1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 76 Beatty, DanDan Beatty Redshirt.svg So
WR 88 Beatty, GregGreg Beatty Fr
FB 38 Boddie, ChrisChris Boddie Redshirt.svg So
FB 41 Bryant, JamesJames Bryant Jr
FL 18 Clift, GaryGary Clift Sr
QB 12 Cochran, NickNick Cochran Fr
OT 66 Coles, KarlKarl Coles Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 81 Cook, AnthonyAnthony Cook Redshirt.svg So
OG 50 Davidson, JeffJeff Davidson Jr
SE 27 Dawson, JohnJohn Dawson Redshirt.svg Fr
FL 2 Edwards, BernardBernard Edwards Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 89 Ellis, JeffJeff Ellis So
FL 47 Fenstermaker, TonyTony Fenstermaker Redshirt.svg So
QB 9 Frank, JasonJason Frank Fr
OG 70 France, SteveSteve France Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 15 Frey, GregGreg Frey Redshirt.svg So
RB 33 Goodgame, TonyTony Goodgame Fr
SE 84 Graham, JeffJeff Graham So
FB 35 Graham, ScottieScottie Graham Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 65 Grimm, ErikErik Grimm Redshirt.svg So
OL 77 Hartman, LenLen Hartman Fr
QB 19 Herbstreit, KirkKirk Herbstreit Fr
RB 23 Hicks, MarcMarc Hicks Jr
C 60 Hirneise, DanDan Hirneise Redshirt.svg So
RB 29 Howe, BusterBuster Howe Fr
C 71 Huddleston, MikeMike Huddleston Fr
TE 87 Huffman, RichRich Huffman Redshirt.svg So
RB 30 Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson Fr
FL 82 Koch, JayJay Koch So
OT 64 Kuri, MikeMike Kuri Redshirt.svg Jr
C 62 Lutz, TravisTravis Lutz Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 11 Matlock, BillBill Matlock Sr
QB 21 McAllister, DavidDavid McAllister Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 74 Moxley, TimTim Moxley Redshirt.svg Jr
OG 63 Nichols, RoyRoy Nichols Redshirt.svg Fr
FL 37 Olive, BobbyBobby Olive So
TE 85 Palmer, JimJim Palmer Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 75 Peterson, JohnJohn Peterson Redshirt.svg So
QB 13 Powell, ScottScott Powell Redshirt.svg Sr
TB 1 Price, LanceLance Price Redshirt.svg So
SE 5 Ross, EverettEverett Ross Sr
TE 80 Roy, ChrisChris Roy Fr
TE 91 St. John, ScottScott St. John Redshirt.svg So
OT 69 Schilling, JohnJohn Schilling Fr
C 53 Scholl, TomTom Scholl Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 73 Sherrick, PaulPaul Sherrick Fr
OT 78 Shoaf, MikeMike Shoaf Redshirt.svg Fr
SE 4 Siegenthaler, WesWes Siegenthaler Redshirt.svg So
TB 25 Snow, CarlosCarlos Snow So
TB 28 Spencer, JohnJohn Spencer So
QB 14 Stablein, ChrisChris Stablein Redshirt.svg So
OT 79 Staysniak, JoeJoe Staysniak Redshirt.svg Jr
C 68 Uhlenhake, JeffJeff Uhlenhake (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 61 Voll, KenKen Voll Redshirt.svg So
QB 17 Wagoner, JohnJohn Wagoner Redshirt.svg So
TB 42 Workman, VinceVince Workman (C) Sr
OG 51 Zackeroff, GregGreg Zackeroff Redshirt.svg Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 32 Bals, DaveDave Bals Fr
S 3 Bell, SeanSean Bell Redshirt.svg Sr
ILB 91 Benio, BrianBrian Benio Redshirt.svg So
S 27 Brown, DavidDavid Brown Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 58 Carpenter, JoeJoe Carpenter Redshirt.svg So
OLB 16 Chancey, MikeMike Chancey Redshirt.svg So
CB 7 Clark, VinceVince Clark So
LB 44 Closson, TonyTony Closson Fr
DT 92 Coleman, KenKen Coleman Redshirt.svg So
DB 83 Cook, BryanBryan Cook Fr
ILB 56 Craig, OrlondoOrlondo Craig Jr
CB 22 Cupe, TonyTony Cupe Redshirt.svg So
DB 17 Dinan, DougDoug Dinan Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 21 Dumas, ZackZack Dumas Jr
LB 94 Foster, DerrickDerrick Foster Fr
DT 90 Frimel, RichRich Frimel Fr
CB 11 Giesler, MikeMike Giesler Redshirt.svg So
ILB 49 Gurd, AndrewAndrew Gurd So
LB 39 Harrison, TyroneTyrone Harrison So
LB 36 Herman, JudahJudah Herman Fr
DB 18 Hilsenroth, TroyTroy Hilsenroth Redshirt.svg Fr
OLB 95 Kacherski, JohnJohn Kacherski So
LB 62 Keenan, CharlesCharles Keenan Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 35 Kostival, KristoferKristofer Kostival Redshirt.svg Fr
OLB 81 Lease, TomTom Lease Fr
ILB 86 Lickovitch, GaryGary Lickovitch Redshirt.svg So
DT 53 Long, PaulPaul Long Fr
DT 93 MacCready, DerekDerek MacCready Sr
LB 43 Martin, JohnJohn Martin Fr
OLB 99 McCray, MichaelMichael McCray (C) Sr
LB 34 Metzger, JoeJoe Metzger Fr
DT 97 Moore, TonyTony Moore Redshirt.svg So
DB 25 Ntukgou, ChrisChris Ntukgou Redshirt.svg So
DT 72 Pargo, CoreyCorey Pargo Fr
S 46 Peel, JimJim Peel Redshirt.svg So
S 48 Pelini, MarkMark Pelini Redshirt.svg So
DB 33 Poole, TrevorTrevor Poole Redshirt.svg So
S 13 Pugh, BradyBrady Pugh Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 66 Robbins, StephenStephen Robbins Redshirt.svg So
OLB 47 Rogan, PatrickPatrick Rogan Fr
CB 24 Rutledge, TimTim Rutledge So
DT 98 Showalter, MikeMike Showalter Jr
CB 20 Smith, DwightDwight Smith Redshirt.svg Sr
ILB 57 Sullivan, JohnJohn Sullivan Sr
NG 67 Sullivan, MikeMike Sullivan (C) Sr
OLB 30 Susec, OttoOtto Susec Redshirt.svg So
NG 54 Thomas, PatPat Thomas Redshirt.svg Jr
OLB 55 Warner, JasonJason Warner Redshirt.svg Fr
OLB 96 Zizakovic, SreckoSrecko Zizakovic Redshirt.svg Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 26 Bohlman, JeffJeff Bohlman Redshirt.svg So
PK 41 Eisenberg, BrianBrian Eisenberg Redshirt.svg Fr
PK 28 Hoyt, BobBob Hoyt Redshirt.svg So
LS 52 Moore, TomTom Moore Sr
PK 6 O'Morrow, PatPat O'Morrow Jr
PK 42 Osborne, ScottScott Osborne Redshirt.svg Fr
P 8 Smith, MarkMark Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Gary Blackney
    Inside Linebackers
  • Jim Colletto
    Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
  • Bill Dudley
    Quarterbacks
  • Bert Hill
    Conditioning Coach
  • Ron Hudson
    Running Backs
  • Gene Huey
    Wide Receiver
  • Harry Justvig
    Volunteer Assistant
  • Fred Pagac
    Outside Linebackers
  • Bob Palcic
    Centers, Guards
  • Bill Young
    Defensive Coordinator
  • Ron Zook
    Defensive Backs

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2016-Dec-02

Season summary[edit]

Syracuse[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 3 3 0 3 9
Ohio St 0 17 6 3 26

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Pittsburgh[edit]

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LSU 3 10 10 10 33
• Ohio St 0 14 3 19 36

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Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Purdue[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 7 7 7 3 24
Iowa 14 7 0 3 24
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 12:15 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 67,700
  • Game weather: Rain; 40°F; wind 10–12 SE
  • Referee: Gil Marchman

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Michigan[edit]

The Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 10 10 0 14 34
Ohio State 0 0 14 17 31
  • Date: September 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:10 EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 90,176
  • Game weather: Overcast
  • Referee: John Nealow

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1989 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jeff Uhlenhake 5 121 Center Miami Dolphins
Vince Workman 5 127 Running Back Green Bay Packers
Derek MacCready 9 226 Defensive End Detroit Lions
Everett Ross 12 335 Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

Draft data