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1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football
FWAA Poll National Champions
Big Ten Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1961 record8-0-1 (6-0 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
CaptainMike Ingram
CaptainTom Perdue
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Ohio State 6 0 0     8 0 1
#6/6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
#8/9 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12/11 Purdue 4 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/18 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1961-1962. The Buckeyes compiled a 8–0–1 record.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30* Texas Christian #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 7-7   82,878
October 7* UCLA #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 13-3   82,992
October 14 Illinois #7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 44-0   82,374
October 21 at Northwestern #7 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 10-0   43,259
October 28 at Wisconsin #6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 30-21   58,411
November 4† #9 Iowa #5 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 29-13   83,795
November 11 at Indiana #3 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 16-7   27,108
November 18* Oregon #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 22-12   82,073
November 25 at Michigan #2 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 50-20   80,444
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notesEdit

IndianaEdit

Ohio State at Indiana
by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio State 0 9 7 0 16
Indiana 0 7 0 0 7

[1]


MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio State 7 14 0 29 50
Michigan 0 6 6 8 20

[2]


Coaching staffEdit

1962 Pro drafteesEdit

Player Draft Round Pick Position NFL Club
Bob Ferguson NFL 1 5 Fullback Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob Ferguson AFL 1 8 Fullback San Diego Chargers
Chuck Bryant NFL 3 34 End St. Louis Cardinals
Chuck Bryant AFL 13 104 End San Diego Chargers
Sam Tidmore NFL 6 81 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Sam Tidmore AFL 20 156 Linebacker Buffalo Bills
John Havlicek NFL 7 95 End Cleveland Browns
Jack Roberts NFL 20 273 Tackle Chicago Bears
Mike Ingram AFL 31 246 Guard Boston Patriots

ReferencesEdit

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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