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1956 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 15
1956 record6-3 (4-2 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
CaptainFrank Ellwood
CaptainPaul Michael
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Iowa 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7/7 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12/9 Minnesota 4 1 2     6 1 2
#9/10 Michigan State 4 2 0     7 2 0
#15/NR Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 1 4 2     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 2     2 5 2
Wisconsin 0 4 3     1 5 3
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1956 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1956-1957. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–3 record.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29* Nebraska #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 34-7   82,153
October 6* Stanford #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 32-20   82,881
October 13 at Illinois #5 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 26-6   58,247
October 20* Penn State #5 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 6-7   82,584
October 27 Wisconsin #9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21-0   82,661
November 3 at Northwestern #6 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 6-2   42,000
November 10 Indiana #7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 35-14   82,073
November 17 at #7 Iowa #6 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 0-6   57,732
November 24 #9 Michigan #12 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-19   82,223
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staffEdit

1957 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Parker 1 8 Tackle Baltimore Colts
Bill Michael 2 16 Guard Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Roseboro 11 124 Back Green Bay Packers
Bill Cummings 11 125 Tackle Cleveland Browns
Hubert Bobo 13 146 Linebacker Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Cannavino 16 185 Defensive Back Baltimore Colts
Dick Guy 18 212 Guard San Francisco 49ers
Aurelius Thomas 22 257 Guard Pittsburgh Steelers
Andy Okulovich 27 319 Back Cleveland Browns
Don Vicic 27 320 Back San Francisco 49ers
Lee Williams 30 351 Back Los Angeles Rams

ReferencesEdit

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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