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1945 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 12
1945 record7-2 (5-2 Big Ten)
Head coachCarroll Widdoes
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Indiana 5 0 1     9 0 1
#6 Michigan 5 1 0     7 3 0
#12 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 3 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 1     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 5 0     4 5 0
Iowa 1 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1945-1946. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–2 record and outscored opponents 194-71. In Widdoe's tenure at OSU, he went 16-2 and won one Big Ten Championship and an uncounted National Championship. He also went 1-1 versus Michigan.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29* at Missouri #4 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 47-6   41,299
October 6 Iowa #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 42-0   49,342
October 13 Wisconsin #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 12-0   69,235
October 20 #9 Purdue #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 13-35   73,585
October 27 at Minnesota #12 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 20-7   56,040
November 3 #20 Northwestern #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 16-14   74,079
November 10* at Pittsburgh #8 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, Pennsylvania W 14-0   18,000
November 17 Illinois #9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 27-2   70,287
November 24 at #8 Michigan #7 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 3-7   85,200
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notesEdit

PittEdit

Statistics

  • Rushing: Oliver Cline 229 yards [1]


Coaching staffEdit

1946 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Russ Thomas 3 22 Tackle Detroit Lions
Joe Whisler 8 70 Back Los Angeles Rams
Thornton Dixon 10 87 Tackle Detroit Lions
Warren Amling 11 95 Guard New York Giants
Tom Phillips 11 100 Back Los Angeles Rams
George Slusser 30 288 Back Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2012 Ohio State football record book.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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