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2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Alamo Bowl Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 20
2004 record8–4 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Tressel
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMark Snyder
Base defense4-3
Captain
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 101,568, grass)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14/12 Michigan §   7 1         9 3  
#8/8 Iowa §   7 1         10 2  
#17/18 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
#20/19 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   0* 6         0* 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions


The 2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University during the college football season of 2004–2005. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games at Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a record of 8–4, and a Big Ten Conference record of 4–4.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4* 12:00 PM Cincinnati #9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN+ W 27–6   104,604[1]
September 11* 3:30 PM Marshall #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 24–21   104,622[1]
September 18* 3:30 PM at NC State #9 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC W 22–14   56,800[1]
October 2 9:00 PM at Northwestern #7 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN2 L 27–33 OT  47,130[1]
October 9 3:30 PM #15 Wisconsin #18 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC L 13–24   105,090[1]
October 16 3:30 PM at Iowa #23 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC L 7–33   70,397[1]
October 23 12:00 PM Indiana Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ESPN+ W 30–7   104,538[1]
October 30 12:00 PM Penn State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 21–10   104,947[1]
November 6 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 32–19   72,222[1]
November 13 3:30 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN L 17–24   64,639[1]
November 20 1:00 PM #7 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 37–21   105,456[1]
December 29* 8:00 PM vs. Oklahoma State #22 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 33–7   65,265[1]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staffEdit

  • Jim Tressel – Head Coach (4th year)
  • Jim Bollman – Offensive Line/OC (4th year)
  • Joe Daniels – Quarterbacks / Passing Game Coordinator (4th year)
  • Luke Fickell – Defensive Linebackers (3rd year)
  • Darrell Hazell – Wide Receivers (1st year)
  • Jim Heacock – Defensive Line (10th year)
  • Mark Snyder – Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Dick Tressel – Running Backs (4th year)
  • Mel Tucker – Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (4th year)


  • Bob Tucker – Director of Football Operations (10th year)
  • Bill Conley – Recruiting Coordinator (17th year)


2005 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Mike Nugent 2 47 Kicker New York Jets
Dustin Fox 3 80 Defensive Back Minnesota Vikings
Maurice Clarett 3 101 Running Back Denver Broncos

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Game notesEdit

MichiganEdit

Michigan at Ohio State
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 14 0 0 7 21
Ohio State 7 13 14 3 37


Alamo BowlEdit

Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State
by Quarter1234 Total
Oklahoma State 0 0 0 7 7
Ohio State 13 10 7 3 33


ReferencesEdit

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