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1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1988 record4–6–1 (2–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper
Defensive coordinatorBill Young
Base defense4-3
MVPJeff Uhlenhake
CaptainMichael McCray
CaptainMike Sullivan
CaptainJeff Uhlenhake
CaptainVince Workman
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/4 Michigan 7 0 1     9 2 1
Michigan State 6 1 1     6 5 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 1 3     6 4 3
#20/19 Indiana 5 3 0     8 3 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Ohio State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Northwestern 2 5 1     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     1 10 0
Minnesota 0 6 2     2 7 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1987-1988. It was the first season for head coach John Cooper. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 4–6–1, and a Big Ten Conference record of 2–5–1.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10* Syracuse Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 26–9   89,768
September 17* at Pittsburgh #18 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 10–42   56,500
September 24* #7 LSU Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 36–33   90,584
October 1 Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 12–31   90,274
October 8 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 7–41   52,133
October 15 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 26–31   90,970
October 22 Minnesota The MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 13–6   44,221
October 29 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 10–20   77,111
November 5 Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–12   90,032
November 12 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA T 24–24   67,700

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*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
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Coaching staffEdit

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 1st year
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Jim Colletto - Offensive Coordinator (1st year)
  • Bill Dudley - (1st year)
  • Ron Hudson - Running Backs (1st year)
  • Gene Huey - Wide Receivers (1st year)
  • Bob Palcic - Offensive Line (3rd year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (7th year)
  • Bill Young - Defensive Line (1st year)
  • Ron Zook - Defensive Backs (1st year)

Season summaryEdit

SyracuseEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Syracuse 3 3 0 3 9
Ohio St 0 17 6 3 26

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1989 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jeff Uhlenhake 5 121 Center Miami Dolphins
Vince Workman 5 127 Running Back Green Bay Packers
Derek MacCready 9 226 Defensive End Detroit Lions
Everett Ross 12 335 Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings
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