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1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl, L 20–17 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
1984 record9–3 (7–2 Big Ten)
Head coachEarle Bruce
MVPKeith Byars
CaptainPepper Johnson
CaptainMark Krerowicz
CaptainKirk Lowermilk
CaptainMike Tomczak
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,290)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13/12 Ohio State 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1984-1985. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 20–17 to the Southern California Trojans.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8* Oregon State #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 22–14   88,072
September 15* Washington State #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 44–0   89,297
September 22 #14 Iowa #5 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 45–26   89,733
September 29 at Minnesota #3 The MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 35–22   47,543
October 6 at Purdue #2 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 23–28   66,261
October 13 Illinois #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 45–38   89,937
October 20 at Michigan State #8 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 23–20   75,123
October 27 at Wisconsin #6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 14–16   78,606
November 3 Indiana #16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 50-7   89,366
November 10 at Northwestern #13 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 52–3   31,087
November 17 Michigan #11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–6   90,286
January 1* vs. #18 USC #6 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 17–20   102,594
*Non-Conference Game.

Depth ChartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
Terry White


WLB ILB ILB SLB
Byron Lee Thomas Johnson Chris Spielman Dennis Hueston
SS
Sonny Gordon
CB
William White


DE NT DE
Dave Morrill Tony Giuliani Dave Crecelius
CB
Greg Rogan
Offensive Starters
SE
Cris Carter
LT LG C RG RT
Bill Roberts Jim Lachey Kirk Lowdermilk Scott Zalenski Mark Krerowicz
Rory Graves
TE
Ed Taggart
FL
Mike Lanese
QB
Mike Tomczak
Jim Karsatos
FB
Barry Walker
George Cooper
Special Teams





RB
Keith Byers
John Wooldridge


[1]

Coaching staffEdit

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach - 6th year
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Backs (1st year)
  • Bill Conley - Offense (1st year)
  • Steve Devine - Offensive Line (2nd year)
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line (3rd year)
  • Glen Mason - Offensive Coordinator (7th year)
  • Bill Myles - Offensive Line (8th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (3rd year)
  • Jim Tressel - Quarterbacks (2nd year)
  • Bob Tucker - Defensive Coordinator (6th year)

Game notesEdit

IllinoisEdit

Statistics

MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 0 3 3 0 6
Ohio St 7 0 14 0 21

[3]


1985 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Lachey 1 12 Tackle San Diego Chargers
Kirk Lowdermilk 3 59 Center Minnesota Vikings
Mark Krerowicz 6 147 Guard Cleveland Browns

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. 2012 Ohio State football record book.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1984 Nov 18.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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