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1980 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Fiesta Bowl, L 31–19 vs. Penn State
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
1980 record9–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachEarle Bruce
MVPCalvin Murray
CaptainDoug Donley
CaptainRay Ellis
CaptainKeith Ferguson
CaptainCalvin Murray
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#15/15 Ohio State 7 1 0     9 3 0
#17/16 Purdue 7 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa 4 4 0     4 7 0
Minnesota 4 5 0     5 6 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 5 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     4 7 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 7 1
Michigan State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 0 9 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1980 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1980-1981. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1980 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, where they lost 31–19 to the Penn State Nittany Lions.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 13* Syracuse #1 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 31–21   86,643
September 20 Minnesota #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 47–0   87,916
September 27* #20 Arizona State #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 38–21   88,097
October 4* #11 UCLA #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–17   88,084
October 11 at Northwestern #9 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 63–0   29,375
October 18 Indiana #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 27–17   87,957
October 25 at Wisconsin #10 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 21–0   79,253
November 1 at Michigan State #9 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 48–16   77,153
November 8 Illinois #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 49–42   87,952
November 15 at Iowa #7 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 41–7   59,890
November 22 #10 Michigan #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 3–9   88,827
December 26* vs. #10 Penn State #11 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) L 19–31   66,738
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Depth ChartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
Todd Bell


WLB ILB ILB SLB
Jim Laughlin Glen Cobb Marcus Marek Keith Ferguson
SS
Vince Skillings
CB
Mike Guess


DE NT DE
Jerome Foster Mark Sullivan Chris Riehm
CB
Ray Ellis
Offensive Starters
SE
Gary Williams
Thad Jemison
LT LG C RG RT
Joe Smith Scott Burris Jim DeLeone Joe Lukens Luther Henson
TE
Brad Dwelle
John Frank
FL
Doug Conley
Cedric Anderson
QB
Art Schlichter
Bob Atha
FB
Tim Spencer
Vaughn Broadnax
Special Teams
PK Vlade Janakievski




RB
Calvin Murray
Jimmy Gale and Ricky Johnson


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Coaching staffEdit

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach - 2nd year
  • Dennis Fryzel - Defensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Glen Mason - Offensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Bill Myles - Offensive Line (4th year)
  • Nick Saban - Defensive Backs (1st year)
  • Wayne Stanley - Running Backs (2nd year)
  • Steve Szabo - Defensive Line (2nd year)
  • Bob Tucker - Defensive Outside Linebackers (2nd year)
  • Fred Zechman - Quarterbacks/Receivers (2nd year)

Game notesEdit

Arizona StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Arizona St 0 0 7 14 21
Ohio St 3 21 7 7 38


IndianaEdit

Statistics


1981 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Doug Donley 2 53 Wide Receiver Dallas Cowboys
Al Washington 4 86 Linebacker New York Jets
Todd Bell 4 95 Defensive Back Chicago Bears
Calvin Murray 4 110 Running Back Philadelphia Eagles
Keith Ferguson 5 131 Defensive End San Diego Chargers
Vince Skillings 6 163 Defensive Back Dallas Cowboys
Robert Murphy 10 274 Defensive Back Atlanta Falcons
Ray Ellis 12 331 Defensive Back Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. 2012 Ohio State football record book.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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