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1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1999 record6–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper
Defensive coordinatorFred Pagac
MVPAhmed Plummer
CaptainMatt Keller
CaptainAhmed Plummer
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 89,841)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4/4 Wisconsin   7 1         10 2  
#5/5 Michigan   6 2         10 2  
#7/7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11/11 Penn State   0* 3         0* 3  
#18/17 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24/25 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25/NR Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 1999 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1999–2000. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–6 record, failing to go to a bowl game for the first time since the 1988 season, John Cooper's first year as head coach.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29* 2:30 PM vs. #12 Miami (FL) #9 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC L 12–23   73,037[2]
September 11* 8:00 PM #14 UCLA #13 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 42–20   93,283[2]
September 18* 3:30 PM Ohio #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 40–16   93,222[2]
September 25* 12:00 PM Cincinnati #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN+ W 34–20   93,407[2]
October 2 3:30 PM Wisconsin #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC L 17–42   93,524[2]
October 9 3:30 PM #18 Purdue #20 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 25–22   93,766[2]
October 16 12:00 PM at Penn State #17 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 10–23   97,007[2]
October 23 12:00 PM at #24 Minnesota #22 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN W 20–17   50,842[2]
October 30 12:00 PM Iowa #21 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN+ W 41–11   93,561[2]
November 6 12:00 PM at #19 Michigan State #20 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 7–23   74,639[2]
November 13 12:00 PM Illinois #25 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck) ESPN2 L 20–46   93,429[2]
November 20 12:00 PM at #10 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC L 17–24   111,575[2]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staffEdit

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 12th year
  • Bill Conley - Recruiting Coordinator (12th year)
  • Jim Heacock - Defensive Line (5th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Coordinator (18th year)
  • Tim Salem - (3rd year)
  • Shawn Simms - Defensive Ends (3rd year)
  • Tim Spencer - Running Backs (6th year)
  • Chuck Strobart - Offensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Jon Tenuta - Defensive Backs (4th year)

Game notesEdit

UCLAEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
UCLA 7 3 7 3 20
Ohio St 0 21 7 14 42


2000 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Ahmed Plummer 1 24 Defensive Back San Francisco 49ers
Na'il Diggs 4 98 Linebacker Green Bay Packers
Gary Berry 4 126 Defensive Back Green Bay Packers
Michael Wiley 5 144 Running Back Dallas Cowboys
James Cotton 7 223 Linebacker Chicago Bears
Kevin Houser 7 228 Center New Orleans Saints

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Football Falls In Another Classic With Michigan", Ohio State University, November 20, 1999.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7.
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