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1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 42–17 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 9
1972 record9–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
CaptainRichard Galbos
CaptainGeorge Hasenohrl
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,455)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/6 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 1 0
#9/3 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 2 0
Purdue 6 2 0     6 5 0
Michigan State 5 2 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     4 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa 2 6 1     3 7 1
Wisconsin 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     2 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1972 college football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–2 record, including the 1973 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 42–17 to the USC Trojans.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16 Iowa #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–0   77,098
September 30* North Carolina #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 29–14   86,180
October 7* at California #3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 35–18   45,000
October 14 Illinois #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 26–7   86,298
October 21 Indiana #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 44–7   86,365
October 28 at Wisconsin #4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 28–20   78,713
November 4 Minnesota #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–19   86,439
November 11 at Michigan State #5 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 12–19   76,264
November 18 at Northwestern #9 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 27–14   34,475
November 25 #3 Michigan #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 14–11   87,040
January 1* vs. #1 USC #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 17–42   106,869
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Depth ChartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
Rick Seifert


WLB SLB
Rick Middleton Randy Gradishar
SS
Lou Mathis
CB
Neal Colzie


DE DT NT DT DE
Van DeCree Pete Cusick Arnie Jones George Hasenhorl Jim Cope
CB
Jeff Davis
Offensive Starters
SE
Morris Bradshaw
Mike Bartoszek
LT LG C RG RT
Merv Teague Jim Kregel Steve Myers Larry Wiggins John Hicks
TE
Fred Pagac
WB
Brian Baschnagel
Rich Galbos
QB
Greg Hare
Steve Morrison
FB
Champ Henson
Randy Keith
Special Teams
PK Blair Conway
P Gary Lago


PR Neal Colzie


RB
Archie Griffin
Elmer Lippert


[1]

Coaching staffEdit

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (22nd year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (5th year)
  • George Hill (American football coach) - Defensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Rudy Hubbard - Running Backs (5th year)
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (2nd year)
  • Edward Ferkany - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Rudy Hubbard - Running Backs (5th year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (4th year)
  • Ralph Staub - (3rd year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (4th year)
  • [1]

Game notesEdit

IowaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Iowa 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio St 0 7 7 7 21

[2]


North CarolinaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
North Carolina 7 0 0 7 14
Ohio State 3 6 14 6 29

[3]

Statistics


CaliforniaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio St 3 0 19 13 35
California 0 9 3 6 18



MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 0 3 8 0 11
Ohio State 0 7 7 0 14

Ohio State made two goal line stands, one in each half, to hold onto the 14-11 victory. The first came just before halftime as Dennis Franklin fumbled on fourth down at the two. In the fourth quarter, Randy Gradishar stopped Franklin on a sneak from the one. The Buckeyes' fans tore down the goal posts with 13 seconds remaining.[5]


Draft picksEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Rick Seifert 8 194 Defensive Back New York Jets
George Hasenohrl 8 198 Defensive Tackle New York Giants
John Bledsoe 8 203 Running Back Detroit Lions
Rich Galbos 9 218 Running Back Washington Redskins
Earl Belgrave 17 435 Tackle Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2010 Ohio State football record book
  2. Palm Beach Post. 1972 September 17.
  3. "Freshman sparkles." Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Sept 30.
  4. 2012 Ohio State football record book.
  5. "Everything Just Rosy for Ohio State." Palm Beach Post. 1972 Nov 26.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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