1989 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Hall of Fame Bowl, L 31–14 vs. Auburn
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 24
1989 record8-4 (6-2 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper
Defensive coordinatorBill Young
MVPDerek Isaman
Captain
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 86,071)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16/16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24/NR Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1989 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1989-1990. The Buckeyes compiled a 8–4 record, including the 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa, Florida, where they lost 31–14 to the Auburn Tigers.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16* Oklahoma State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 37–13   88,760
September 23* at #12 USC #25 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 3–42   69,876
September 30* Boston College Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–29   88,936
October 7 at #18 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 14–34   69,088
October 14 Indiana Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35–31   89,750
October 21 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 21–3   89,091
October 28 at Minnesota The MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 41–37   33,945
November 4 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 52–27   28,236
November 11 Iowa Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 28–0   89,536
November 18 Wisconsin #22 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 42–22   89,626
November 25 at #3 Michigan #20 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 18–28   106,137
January 1* vs. #9 Auburn #21 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl) L 14–31   52,235
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 2nd year
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Coordinator (6th year)
  • Jim Colletto - Offensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Ron Hudson - Quarterbacks (2nd year)
  • Gene Huey - Offensive Wide Receivers (2nd year)
  • Bob Palcic - Offensive Line (4th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (8th year)
  • Bobby Turner - Running Backs (1st year)
  • Bill Young - Defensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Ron Zook - Defensive Backs (2nd year)

1990 NFL draftees[edit | edit source]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jeff Davidson 5 111 Guard Denver Broncos
Joe Staysniak 7 185 Guard San Diego Chargers
Tim Moxley 9 243 Guard Washington Redskins

References[edit | edit source]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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