1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 14
1994 record 9–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Hollis (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Young (7th year)
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 91,470)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Penn State $ 8 0 0     12 0 0
#14 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
#12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Indiana 3 5 0     6 5 0
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Michigan State forfeited 5 wins, 4 conference wins
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–4 record, including the 1995 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they lost, 24–17, to the Alabama Crimson Tide, a team one point away from playing in the national championship game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 9:00 p.m. vs. Fresno State* No. 20 Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Pigskin Classic) ABC W 34–10   28,513[1]
September 10 3:30 p.m. at No. 25 Washington* No. 18 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC L 16–25   70,861[1]
September 17 12:30 p.m. Pittsburgh* No. 23 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN W 27–3   93,454[1]
September 24 1:30 p.m. Houston* No. 20 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 52–0   91,740[1]
October 1 2:00 p.m. at Northwestern No. 20 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 17–15   34,753[1]
October 8 3:30 p.m. Illinois No. 17 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck) ABC L 10–24   93,351[1]
October 15 12:00 p.m. at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI Creative W 23–7   74,585[1]
October 22 12:30 p.m. Purdue No. 24 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN W 48–14   92,865[1]
October 29 3:30 p.m. at No. 1 Penn State No. 21 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 14–63   97,079[1]
November 5 3:30 p.m. Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 24–3   93,340[1]
November 12 12:30 p.m. at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN W 32–17   44,672[1]
November 19 12:00 p.m. No. 15 Michigan No. 22 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 22–6   93,869[1]
January 2, 1995 1:00 p.m. vs. No. 6 Alabama* No. 13 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC L 17–24   71,195[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Statistics

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 3 3 0 6
• Ohio St 2 10 0 10 22
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 93,869
  • Game weather: 60°F; wind 5–10 SSW
  • Referee: Ron Winter

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Coaching staff[edit]

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 7th year
  • Bill Conley - Recruiting Coordinator (7th year)
  • Larry Coker - Defensive Backs (2nd year)
  • Joe Hollis - Offensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Ron Hudson - Quarterbacks (7th year)
  • Lee Owens - (3rd year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (13th year)
  • Tim Spencer - Running Backs (1st year)
  • Mike Stock - Offensive Wide Receivers (3rd year)
  • Bill Young - Defensive Coordinator (7th year)

1995 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Joey Galloway 1 8 Wide Receiver Seattle Seahawks
Korey Stringer 1 24 Tackle Minnesota Vikings
Craig Powell 1 30 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Chris Sanders 3 67 Wide Receiver Houston Oilers
Marlon Kerner 3 76 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Lorenzo Styles 3 77 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons
Preston Harrison 3 98 Linebacker San Diego Chargers
Tito Paul 5 167 Defensive Back Arizona Cardinals

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7. 
  2. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book
  3. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Dec-06.
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1995.htm
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data