1978 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1978 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 17-15 vs. Clemson
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1978 record7-4-1 (6-2 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
MVPTom Cousineau
CaptainByron Cato
CaptainTom Cousineau
CaptainRon Springs
CaptainTim Vogler
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)
Seasons
« 19771979 »
 
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1978 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 17-15 vs. Clemson
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1978 record7-4-1 (6-2 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes
MVPTom Cousineau
CaptainByron Cato
CaptainTom Cousineau
CaptainRon Springs
CaptainTim Vogler
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)
Seasons
« 19771979 »
1978 Big Ten football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
#5/5 Michigan §710  1020
#12/NR Michigan State §710  830
#13/13 Purdue611  921
Ohio State620  741
Minnesota440  560
Wisconsin342  542
Indiana350  470
Iowa260  290
Illinois062  182
Northwestern081  0101
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1978 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1978-1979. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–4–1 record, including the 1978 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, where they lost 17–15 to the Clemson Tigers.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponent#Rank#SiteResultAttendance
September 16#5 Penn State*#6Ohio StadiumColumbus, OHL 0-19  88,203
September 23at Minnesota#16Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MNW 27-10  55,200
September 30Baylor*#13Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHW 34-28  87,998
October 7SMU*#14Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHT 35-35  87,721
October 14at Purdue#16Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, INL 16-27  69,465
October 21IowaOhio Stadium • Columbus, OHW 31-7  87,326
October 28NorthwesternOhio Stadium • Columbus, OHW 63-20  87,296
November 4at WisconsinCamp Randall StadiumMadison, WIW 49-14  79,940
November 11IllinoisOhio Stadium • Columbus, OHW 45-7  87,819
November 18at Indiana#19Memorial StadiumBloomington, INW 21-18  47,560
November 25#6 Michigan#16Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHL 3-14  88,358
December 29vs. #7 Clemson*#20Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl)L 15-17  72,011
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Todd Bell


WLBILBILBSLB
Paul RossAl WashingtonTom CousineaKelton Dansler
SS
Vince Skillings
CB
Mike Guess


DENTDE
Byron CatoMark SullivanGary Dulin
CB
Ray Ellis
Offense
SE
Rod Gerald
LTLGCRGRT
Keith FergusonKen FritzTim VoglerJim SavocaJoe Robinson
TE
Jimmy Moore
FL
Doug Conley
QB
Art Schlichter
Greg Castignola
FB
Paul Campbell
Ricardo Volley
Special Teams
PK Vlade Janakievski




RB
Ron Springs
Ricky Johnson


[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

1234Total
• Ohio St7140627
Minnesota030710

[2]


Wisconsin[edit]

1234Total
Ohio State714141449
Wisconsin070714

[3]


1979 NFL draftees[edit]

PlayerRoundPickPositionNFL Club
Tom Cousineau11LinebackerBuffalo Bills
Ron Springs5136Running BackDallas Cowboys
Jimmy Moore6150GuardBaltimore Colts
Joe Robinson9229TackleKansas City Chiefs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ "Buckeyes win by run." Eugene Register-Guard. 1978 Sept 24.
  3. ^ "Buckeyes' Defense Overcomes Badgers." Palm Beach Post. 1978 Nov 5.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data