1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1999 record6–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper (12th season)
Defensive coordinatorFred Pagac (4th season)
MVPAhmed Plummer
Captains
  • Matt Keller
  • Ahmed Plummer
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 89,841)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
No. 5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
No. 7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
No. 11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
No. 18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
No. 24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
No. 25 Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–6 record. They missed out in any bowl games after having played in consecutive seasons since the 1988 team when John Cooper joined as head coach.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 292:30 p.m.vs. No. 12 Miami (FL)*No. 9ABCL 12–2373,037[2]
September 118:00 p.m.No. 14 UCLA*No. 13ABCW 42–2093,283[2]
September 183:30 p.m.Ohio*No. 12
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 40–1693,222[2]
September 2512:00 p.m.Cincinnati*No. 12
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPN+W 34–2093,407[2]
October 23:30 p.m.WisconsinNo. 12
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCL 17–4293,524[2]
October 93:30 p.m.No. 18 PurdueNo. 20
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 25–2293,766[2]
October 1612:00 p.m.at No. 2 Penn StateNo. 17ABCL 10–2397,007[2]
October 2312:00 p.m.at No. 24 MinnesotaNo. 22ESPNW 20–1750,842[2]
October 3012:00 p.m.IowaNo. 21
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPN+W 41–1193,561[2]
November 612:00 p.m.at No. 19 Michigan StateNo. 20ESPNL 7–2374,639[2]
November 1312:00 p.m.IllinoisNo. 25
ESPN2L 20–4693,429[2]
November 2012:00 p.m.at No. 10 MichiganABCL 17–24111,575[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staff[edit]

  • John Cooper – Head Coach – 12th year
  • Bill Conley – Recruiting Coordinator (13th year)
  • Jim Heacock – Defensive Line (4th year)
  • Fred Pagac – Defensive Coordinator (18th year)
  • Tim Salem – (3rd year)
  • Shawn Simms – Defensive Ends (3rd year)
  • Tim Spencer – Running Backs (6th year)
  • Chuck Stobart – Offensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Jon Tenuta – Defensive Backs (4th year)

Game summaries[edit]

Miami (FL)[edit]

Kickoff Classic: Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 7 16 0023
Ohio St 9 0 3012

at Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey

UCLA[edit]

1 234Total
UCLA 7 373 20
Ohio State 0 21714 42

Ohio[edit]

Cincinnati[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 7 609 22
• Ohio St 7 0108 25

[3]

Penn State[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 234Total
Iowa 8 030 11
Ohio State 7 14146 41

[4]

Michigan State[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Michigan[edit]

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 9 13 13 13 12 12 21 18 22 21 20 25 NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 9 14 12 10 9 19 17 22 21 20 NR NR NR NR NR NR 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Roster[edit]

1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 4 Ken-Yon Rambo Jr
RB 5 Michael Wiley Sr
QB 8 Steve Bellisari So
QB 15 Scott McMullen Fr
RB 28 Jonathan Wells So
C 68 LeCharles Bentley So
C 77 Tyson Walter So
WR 80 Reggie Germany Jr
TE 84 Steve Wisniewski Sr
TE 89 Darnell Sanders So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 1 Gary Berry Sr
S 2 Mike Doss Fr
CB 19 Ahmed Plummer Sr
CB 20 Nate Clements So
LB 32 Na'il Diggs Sr
DT 79 Ryan Pickett So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 87 Kevin Houser Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 1999-11-09

2000 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Ahmed Plummer 1 24 Defensive Back San Francisco 49ers
Na'il Diggs 4 98 Linebacker Green Bay Packers
Gary Berry 4 126 Defensive Back Green Bay Packers
Michael Wiley 5 144 Running Back Dallas Cowboys
James Cotton 7 223 Linebacker Chicago Bears
Kevin Houser 7 228 Center New Orleans Saints

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Falls In Another Classic With Michigan"[permanent dead link], Ohio State University, November 20, 1999.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7.
  3. ^ USA Today
  4. ^ USA Today. Retrieved October 18, 2014
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data