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1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1971 record6-4 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
MVPTom DeLeone
CaptainTom DeLeone
CaptainHarry Howard
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,455)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/4 Michigan 8 0 0     11 1 0
Northwestern 6 3 0     7 4 0
Ohio State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Michigan State 5 3 0     6 5 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Purdue 3 5 0     3 7 0
Indiana 2 6 0     3 8 0
Iowa 1 8 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1971-1972. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–4 record.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Iowa #11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 52-21   75,596
September 25* #10 Colorado #6 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 14-20   85,586
October 2* California #14 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35-3   86,280
October 9 at Illinois #15 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 24-10   53,555
October 16 at Indiana #13 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 27-7   50,812
October 23 Wisconsin #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 31-6   86,559
October 30 at Minnesota #10 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 14-12   36,281
November 6 Michigan State #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 10-17   86,616
November 13 Northwestern #16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 10-14   86,062
November 20 at #3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7-10   104,016
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Depth ChartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
Rick Seifert


WLB MLB SLB
Stan White Randy Gradishar Vic Koegel
SS
Harry Howard
CB
Tom Campanna


DE DT DT DE
Ken Luttner Dan Cutillo George Hasenhorl Tom Marendt
CB
Jeff Davis
Offensive Starters
SE
Rick Simon
Rick Middelton
LT LG C RG RT
Dan Scott Jim Kregel Tom DeLeone Chuck Bonica Rick Simon
TE
Dick Wakefield
Fred Pagac
WB
Morris Bradshaw
QB
Don Lamka
Greg Hare
FB
John Bledsoe
Randy Keith
Special Teams





RB
Rich Galbos
Elmer Lippert


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Coaching staffEdit

1972 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Tom DeLeone 5 106 Center Cincinnati Bengals
Harry Howard 9 225 Defensive Back Los Angeles Rams
Jimmy Harris 12 312 Wide Receiver Dallas Cowboys
Tom Campana 13 316 Defensive Back St. Louis Cardinals
Dick Wakefield 16 409 Wide Receiver Cleveland Browns
Stan White 17 438 Linebacker Baltimore Colts

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2010 Ohio State football record book
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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