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1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Co-Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 4
1974 record10-2 (7-1 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
CaptainNeal Colzie
Pete Cusick
Archie Griffin
Arnold Jones
Steve Myers
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,080)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/3 Ohio State § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#3/5 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 1 0
#12/18 Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Wisconsin 5 3 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 3 1     6 4 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 2 6 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1974 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1974-1975. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–2 record, including the 1975 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 18–17 to the Southern California Trojans.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14 at Minnesota #4 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 34-19   45,511
September 21* Oregon State #2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 51-10   86,383
September 28* SMU #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 28-9   87,487
October 5* vs. Washington State #1 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 42-7   50,000
October 12 Wisconsin #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 52-7   87,717
October 19 Indiana #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49-9   87,071
October 26 at Northwestern #1 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 55-7   42,337
November 2 Illinois #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49-7   87,813
November 9 at Michigan State #1 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 13-16   78,533
November 16 at Iowa #4 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 35-10   48,700
November 23 #3 Michigan #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 12-10   88,243
January 1* vs. #5 USC #3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 17-18   106,721
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
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Depth ChartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
Tim Fox


WLB SLB
Bruce Elia Ken Kuhn
SS
Rich Parsons
Doug Plank
CB
Neal Colzie


DE DT NT DT DE
Jim Cope Pete Cusick Arnie Jones Nick Buonamici Van DeCree
Aaron Brown
CB
Steve Luke
Bruce Ruhl
Offensive Starters
SE
Mike Bartoszek
Dave Hazel
LT LG C RG RT
Kurt Schumacher Ted Smith Steve Myers Dick Mack Scott Dannelley
TE
Doug France
WB
Brian Baschnagel
QB
Cornelius Greene
Steve Morrison
FB
Champ Henson
Pete Johnson
Special Teams
PK Tom Klaban
PK Tom McBrayer
P Tom Skladany
P Mike Keeton
KR Lenny Willis
PR Neal Colzie


RB
Archie Griffin
Ray Griffin


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Coaching staffEdit

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (24th year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (7th year)
  • George Hill - Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Joe Bugel - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (4th year)
  • Mickey Jackson - (1st year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (6th year)
  • Ralph Staub - (5th year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (6th year)

Season summaryEdit

MinnesotaEdit

Ohio State at Minnesota
by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio St 7 14 7 6 34
Minnesota 3 0 0 16 19

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Oregon StateEdit

SMUEdit

Washington StateEdit

WisconsinEdit

IndianaEdit

NorthwesternEdit

IllinoisEdit

Michigan StateEdit

IowaEdit

MichiganEdit

Rose BowlEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Archie Griffin, Heisman Trophy[4]

1975 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Kurt Schumacher 1 12 Guard New Orleans Saints
Doug France 1 20 Tackle Los Angeles Rams
Neal Colzie 1 24 Defensive Back Oakland Raiders
Peter Cusick 3 66 Nose Tackle New England Patriots
Steve Luke 4 88 Defensive Back Green Bay Packers
Champ Henson 4 89 Running Back Minnesota Vikings
Bruce Elia 4 100 Linebacker Miami Dolphins
Jim Cope 5 119 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Dave Hazel 11 261 Wide Receiver Baltimore Colts
Steve Myers 11 275 Guard Detroit Lions
Doug Plank 12 291 Defensive Back Chicago Bears
Larry O'Rourke 14 354 Defensive Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Bartoszek 17 430 Tight End New York Jets

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=227&season=1974
  2. Ohio State Football Media Guide
  3. Eugene Register-Guard. 1974 September 15. Retrieved 2012-12-4.
  4. http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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