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1944 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1944 record9-0 (6-0 Big Ten)
Head coachCarroll Widdoes
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1944-1945. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–0 record and Widdoes being 1-0 against Michigan. The Buckeyes also outscored opponents 287-79 during the season.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30* Missouri #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 54-0   29,908
October 7 Iowa #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 34-0   35,358
October 14 at #19 Wisconsin #8 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 20-7   40,000
October 21* #6 Great Lakes Navy #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 26-6   73,477
October 28 Minnesota #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 34-14   43,563
November 4 Indiana #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21-7   56,380
November 11* Pittsburgh #2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 54-19   26,158
November 18 vs. Illinois #4 Cleveland StadiumCleveland, OH W 26-12   83,627
November 25 #6 Michigan #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 18-14   71,958
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
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Coaching staffEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Les Horvath, Heisman Trophy[2]

1945 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jack Dugger 2 12 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Gordon Appleby 3 26 Center New York Giants
Gene Fekete 6 49 Fullback Detroit Lions
Bill Hackett 13 131 Guard Green Bay Packers
Bob Jabbusch 17 174 Guard New York Giants
Cecil Souders 25 259 End Washington Redskins
John Priday 31 324 Back Green Bay Packers

ReferencesEdit

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data

External linksEdit

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