1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 6
1995 record11–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Hollis (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Young (8th season)
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 89,841)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Northwestern $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 13 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
No. 25 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 11–2 record, including the 1996 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they lost, 20–14, to the Tennessee Volunteers.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 272:00 p.m.vs. No. 22 Boston College*No. 12ABCW 38–662,711[1]
September 163:30 p.m.No. 18 Washington*No. 10ABCW 30–2094,104[1]
September 233:30 p.m.at Pittsburgh*No. 8ABCW 54–1454,917[1]
September 303:30 p.m.No. 15 Notre Dame*No. 7
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 45–2695,537[1]
October 712:00 p.m.at No. 12 Penn StateNo. 5ABCW 28–2596,655[1]
October 143:30 p.m.at No. 21 WisconsinNo. 4ABCW 27–1679,507[1]
October 2112:30 p.m.PurdueNo. 4
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPNW 28–093,111[1]
October 2812:30 p.m.No. 25 IowaNo. 4
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPNW 56–3593,314[1]
November 47:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 4ESPN2W 49–2146,418[1]
November 113:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 2
ABCW 41–392,639[1]
November 1812:30 p.m.IndianaNo. 2
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPNW 42–392,352[1]
November 2512:00 p.m.at No. 18 MichiganNo. 2ABCL 23–31106,288[1]
January 1, 19961:00 p.m.vs. No. 5 Tennessee*No. 4ABCL 14–2070,797[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 12 10 9 10 8 7 5T 4 (4) 4 (5) 4 (5) 4 (6) 2 (12) 2 (13) 2 (13) 5 4 T 6 
Coaches Poll 10 10 8 8 7 6 5 (2) 4 (3) 4 (4) 4 (4) 4 (9) 2 (9) 2 (11) 2 (16) 5 5 8


Roster[edit]

1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 57 LeShun Daniels Jr
TE 80 Rickey Dudley Sr
WR 83 Terry Glenn Sr
RB 27 Eddie George Sr
QB 14 Bobby Hoying Sr
T 75 Orlando Pace So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 92 Matt Finkes Jr
MIKE 30 Greg Bellisari Jr
SAM 52 Kevin Johnson Jr
WILL 43 Ryan Miller Jr
CB 2 Ty Howard Jr
S 34 Rob Kelly Jr
CB 24 Shawn Springs Jr
LEO 94 Mike Vrabel Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries[edit]

Washington[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 1994 L 16–25

Statistics

Illinois[edit]

Statistics

Coaching staff[edit]

  • John Cooper – Head Coach – 8th year
  • Bill Conley – Defensive Ends, Recruiting Coordinator – 9th
  • Walt Harris – Quarterbacks – 1st
  • Joe Hollis – Offensive Coordinator – 5th on staff (4th as OC)
  • Mike Jacobs - Offensive Tackles, Tight Ends - 1st
  • Fred Pagac – Linebackers – 16th
  • Lovie Smith – Defensive Backs – 1st
  • Tim Spencer – Running Backs – 2nd
  • Chuck Stobart – Wide Receivers – 1st
  • Bill Young – Defensive Coordinator – 8th

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Depth chart[edit]

Q[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Eddie George, Heisman Memorial Trophy
  • Eddie George, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
  • Eddie George, Doak Walker Award
  • Eddie George, Maxwell Award
  • Terry Glenn, Fred Biletnikoff Award
  • Orlando Pace, Vince Lombardi Award

1996 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Terry Glenn 1 7 Wide receiver New England Patriots
Rickey Dudley 1 9 Tight end Oakland Raiders
Eddie George 1 14 Running back Houston Oilers
Bobby Hoying 3 85 Quarterback Philadelphia Eagles

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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, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7.
  2. ^ a b 2012 Ohio State football record book
  3. ^ Ohio State, 1995 Football Media Guide
  4. ^ 1986 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  5. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1996.htm
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data