1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Sugar Bowl, L 14–31 vs. Florida State
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches#12
AP#12
1997 record10–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper
Defensive coordinatorFred Pagac
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 89,841)
Seasons
« 19961998 »
 
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1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Sugar Bowl, L 14–31 vs. Florida State
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches#12
AP#12
1997 record10–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper
Defensive coordinatorFred Pagac
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 89,841)
Seasons
« 19961998 »
1997 Big Ten football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
#1/2 Michigan  80    120 
#12/12 Ohio State 62    103 
#16/17 Penn State 62    93 
#15/15 Purdue 62    93 
Wisconsin 53    85 
Iowa 44    75 
Michigan State 44    75 
Northwestern 35    57 
Minnesota 17    39 
Indiana 17    29 
Illinois 08    011 
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1997–1998. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1998 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, where they lost 31–14 to the Florida State Seminoles.

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Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponent#Rank#SiteTVResultAttendance
August 288:00 PMWyoming*#9Ohio StadiumColumbus, OHESPN2W 24–10  89,122[1]
September 131:30 PMBowling Green*#9Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHW 44–13  93,151[1]
September 203:30 PMArizona*#9Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHABCW 28–20  91,152[1]
September 2712:00 PMat Missouri*#7Faurot FieldColumbia, MOABCW 31–10  58,882[1]
October 43:30 PM#11 Iowa#7Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHABCW 23–7  92,536[1]
October 113:30 PMat #2 Penn State#7Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PAABCL 27–31  97,282[1]
October 1812:30 PMIndiana#11Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHESPN2W 31–0  92,368[1]
October 253:30 PMNorthwestern#9Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OHABCW 49–6  92,445[1]
November 13:30 PMat #21 Michigan State#9Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MIABCW 37–13  74,903[1]
November 84:00 PMat Minnesota#7Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MNW 31–3  47,706[1]
November 1512:00 PMIllinois#4Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck)ESPN+W 41–6  92,008[1]
November 2212:00 PMat #1 Michigan#4Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game)ABCL 14–20  106,982[1]
January 18:00 PMvs. #4 Florida State*#9Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl)ABCL 14–31  67,289[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

For the first time since the NFL draft's inception in 1936, no Ohio State players were selected in the 1998 NFL Draft.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7. 
  2. ^ Ohio State Drafted Players
Win/Loss statistics