2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Alamo Bowl Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #20
2004 record 8–4 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Tressel
Offensive coordinator Jim Bollman
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Mark Snyder
Base defense 4-3
MVP Mike Nugent
Captain Dustin Fox
Captain Simon Fraser
Captain Mike Nugent
Captain Lydell Ross
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 101,568, grass)
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 Iowa +   7 1         10 2  
#14 Michigan $+   7 1         9 3  
#17 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
#20 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games at Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a record of 8–4 and a Big Ten Conference record of 4–4.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 12:00 PM Cincinnati* #9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN+ W 27–6   104,604[1]
September 11 3:30 PM Marshall* #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 24–21   104,622[1]
September 18 3:30 PM at NC State* #9 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC W 22–14   56,800[1]
October 2 9:00 PM at Northwestern #7 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN2 L 27–33 OT  47,130[1]
October 9 3:30 PM #15 Wisconsin #18 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC L 13–24   105,090[1]
October 16 3:30 PM at Iowa #23 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC L 7–33   70,397[1]
October 23 12:00 PM Indiana Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN+ W 30–7   104,538[1]
October 30 12:00 PM Penn State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 21–10   104,947[1]
November 6 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 32–19   72,222[1]
November 13 3:30 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN L 17–24   64,639[1]
November 20 1:00 PM #7 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 37–21   105,456[1]
December 29 8:00 PM vs. Oklahoma State* #22 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 33–7   65,265[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Jim Tressel – Head Coach (4th year)
  • Jim Bollman – Offensive Line/OC (4th year)
  • Joe Daniels – Quarterbacks / Passing Game Coordinator (4th year)
  • Luke Fickell – Defensive Linebackers (3rd year)
  • Darrell Hazell – Wide Receivers (1st year)
  • Jim Heacock – Defensive Line (10th year)
  • Mark Snyder – Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Dick Tressel – Running Backs (4th year)
  • Mel Tucker – Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (4th year)
  • Bob Tucker – Director of Football Operations (10th year)
  • Bill Conley – Recruiting Coordinator (17th year)

2005 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Mike Nugent 2 47 Kicker New York Jets
Dustin Fox 3 80 Defensive Back Minnesota Vikings
Maurice Clarett 3 101 Running Back Denver Broncos

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Game notes[edit]

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cincinnati 0 3 3 0 6
Ohio State 0 10 7 10 27

[3]

Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Marshall 7 7 0 7 21
Ohio State 14 7 0 3 24

[4]

Michigan[edit]

Michigan at Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 14 0 0 7 21
Ohio State 7 13 14 3 37

Alamo Bowl[edit]

Main article: 2004 Alamo Bowl
Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 0 0 7 7
Ohio State 13 10 7 3 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Team Game-by-Game Statistics". The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ohio State Drafted Players
  3. ^ "Ohio State Relies on Defense to Tackle Bearcats". ESPN. September 4, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ohio State Survives on Last-Second Field Goal". ESPN. September 11, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2014.