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1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Rose Bowl Champions
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, W 42-21 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 2
1973 record10-0-1 (7-0-1 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
MVPArchie Griffin
CaptainGreg Hare
CaptainRick Middleton
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,455)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/3 Ohio State § 7 0 1     10 0 1
#6/6 Michigan § 7 0 1     10 0 1
Minnesota 6 2 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 7 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
Iowa 0 8 0     0 11 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1973 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1973-1974. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–0–1 record, including the 1974 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they won 42–21 against the USC Trojans.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 Minnesota #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 56-7   86,005
September 29* TCU #3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 37-3   87,439
October 6* Washington State #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27-3   87,425
October 13 at Wisconsin #1 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 24-0   77,413
October 20 at Indiana #1 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 37-7   53,183
October 27 Northwestern #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 60-0   87,453
November 3 at Illinois #1 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 30-0   60,707
November 10 Michigan State #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35-0   87,600
November 17 Iowa #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 55-13   87,447
November 24 at #4 Michigan #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI T 10–10   105,223
January 1* vs. #7 USC #4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 42-21   105,267
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Depth ChartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
Tim Fox


WLB MLB SLB
Vic Koegel Randy Gradishar Rick Middleton
SS
Rich Parsons
Doug Plank
CB
Neal Colzie


DE DT DT DE
Jim Cope Pete Cusick Arnie Jones Van DeCree
CB
Steve Luke
Bruce Ruhl
Offensive Starters
SE
Mike Bartoszek
Dave Hazel
LT LG C RG RT
Kurt Schumacher Jim Kregel Steve Myers Dick Mack John Hicks
TE
Fred Pagac
Ted Powell
WB
Brian Baschnagel
Morris Bradshaw
QB
Cornelius Greene
Greg Hare
FB
Bruce Elia
Pete Johnson
Special Teams
PK Blair Conway
P Tom Skladany
P Mike Keeton
KR Lenny Willis
PR Neal Colzie


RB
Archie Griffin
Elmer Lippert


[1]

Coaching staffEdit

Game notesEdit

MinnesotaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Minnesota 0 7 0 0 7
Ohio St 14 21 7 14 56

[2]


Washington StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Washington St 0 3 0 0 3
Ohio St 0 14 13 0 27
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

[3]


WisconsinEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio St 0 7 7 10 24
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0



Michigan StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan St 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio St 7 14 7 7 35
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game attendance: 87,600

[4]

IowaEdit

Statistics


MichiganEdit

#1 Ohio State at Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio St 0 10 0 0 10
Michigan 0 0 0 10 10


1974 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
John Hicks 1 3 Guard New York Giants
Rick Middleton 1 13 Linebacker New Orleans Saints
Randy Gradishar 1 14 Linebacker Denver Broncos
Morris Bradshaw 4 93 Wide Receiver Oakland Raiders
Gregg Hare 8 203 Quarterback Buffalo Bills
Dan Scott 9 224 Guard Cleveland Browns
Jim Kregel 10 243 Guard Pittsburgh Steelers
Vic Koegel 12 304 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. "Ohio State Powers to 56-7 Romp Over Gophers." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Sept 16.
  3. "Sub Fullback leads Buckeyes to Victory." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Oct 7.
  4. "Colzie, Griffin Lead Ohio State to Victory." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Nov 11.
  5. 2012 Ohio State football record book.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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