1989 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1989 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Hall of Fame Bowl, L 14–31 vs. Auburn
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 24
1989 record8–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Colletto (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Young (2nd season)
MVPDerek Isaman
Captain
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 86,071)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 24 Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 8–4 record, including the 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa, Florida, where they lost, 31–14, to the Auburn Tigers.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 161:30 p.m.Oklahoma State*W 37–1388,670
September 233:30 p.m.at No. 12 USC*No. 25ABCL 3–4269,876
September 301:30 p.m.Boston College*
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 34–2988,936
October 73:30 p.m.at No. 18 IllinoisABCL 14–3469,088
October 141:30 p.m.Indiana
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 35–3189,750
October 211:30 p.m.Purdue
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 21–389,091
October 283:30 p.m.at MinnesotaABCW 41–3733,945
November 42:00 p.m.at NorthwesternW 52–2728,236
November 1112:30 p.m.Iowa
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPNW 28–089,536
November 181:30 p.m.WisconsinNo. 22
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 42–2289,626
November 2512:00 p.m.at No. 3 MichiganNo. 20ABCL 18–28106,137
January 1, 199012:00 p.m.vs. No. 9 Auburn*No. 21NBCL 14–3152,235
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staff[edit]

Season summary[edit]

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 234Total
Oklahoma St 7 600 13
• Ohio St 6 10147 37

USC[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio St 3 000 3
• USC 0 21147 42

Boston College[edit]

1 234Total
Boston College 0 7166 29
• Ohio St 10 2130 34
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Ohio Stadium

Illinois[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio St 0 770 14
• Illinois 7 31410 34

Indiana[edit]

1 234Total
Indiana 0 14710 31
• Ohio St 7 2170 35
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Ohio Stadium

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 030 3
• Ohio St 14 070 21
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Ohio Stadium

Minnesota[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 81023 41
Minnesota 17 1406 37
  • Date: October 28
  • Location: Metrodome • Minneapolis

[1]

Northwestern[edit]

1 234Total
• Ohio St 7 21717 52
Northwestern 7 0614 27
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Dyche Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:49
  • Game attendance: 28,238
  • Game weather: Overcast; 45°F; wind 17 S
  • Referee: John Nealon
  • TV announcers (WOSU-TV): Jack Kramer and Paul Warfield
  • Dante Lee 24 Rush, 157 Yds
  • Scottie Graham 17 Rush, 102 Yds
  • Carlos Snow 17 Rush, 100 Yds

Ohio State versus Northwestern on YouTube

[2]

Iowa[edit]

1 234Total
Iowa 0 000 0
• Ohio St 7 777 28
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Ohio Stadium

Wisconsin[edit]

1 234Total
Wisconsin 3 1036 22
• Ohio St 7 21140 42
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 89,626
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy; 28°F; wind 14–16 SW
  • Referee: Jim Kemmerling
  • Graham 23 Rush, 152 Yds

[3]

Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio St 0 396 18
• Michigan 7 7014 28

Hall of Fame Bowl[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio St 7 700 14
• Auburn 3 7714 31

Draft picks[edit]

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
5 111 Denver Broncos Jeff Davidson  G    
7 185 San Diego Chargers Joe Staysniak  G    
9 243 Washington Redskins Tim Moxley  G    

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data