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1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1961 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 8–0–1 record. They were awarded the national championship by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). This was the Buckeyes fourth national championship and the third for head coach Woody Hayes.

1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football
FWAA Poll national champion
Big Ten champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1961 record8–0–1 (6–0 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes (11th season)
Defensive coordinatorWilliam Gunlock
CaptainMike Ingram
CaptainTom Perdue
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 79,727)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     8 0 1
No. 6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 8 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
No. 12 Purdue 4 2 0     6 3 0
Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Days after the conclusion of the regular season, the university's faculty council voted down participation in the Rose Bowl,[1][2][3] which then went to Minnesota.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 301:30 p.m.TCU*No. 3T 7–782,878
October 71:30 p.m.UCLA*No. 8
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 13–382,992
October 141:00 p.m.IllinoisNo. 7
W 44–082,374
October 21at NorthwesternNo. 7W 10–043,259
October 28at WisconsinNo. 6W 30–2158,411
November 41:30 p.m.No. 9 Iowa No. 5
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 29–1383,795
November 11at IndianaNo. 3W 16–727,108
November 181:30 p.m.Oregon*No. 3
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 22–1282,073
November 251:00 p.m.at MichiganNo. 2W 50–2080,444
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

PersonnelEdit

1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 53 Billy Joe Armstrong Jr
OG 71 James Bearss So
HB, DB 12 Bob Bruney So
E 88 Charles Bryant Sr
OT 54 Dennis Carter So
FB, LB 32 Roger Detrick Sr
FB, LB 46 Bob Ferguson Sr
OG 66 Charles Foreman Sr
OG 69 Rod Foster Jr
FB 33 Dave Francis Jr
C 58 Dean Fronk So
HB 15 Tony Hall So
FB 35 Woody Hall So
HB 47 Gary Honsley Sr
OG 62 Dennis Hullinger So
OG, LB 64 Mike Ingram (C) Sr
OG 65 Tom Jenkins So
HB, DB 21 Ken Johnson Jr
HB 45 William Jones So
HB 19 Bob Klein Jr
OT 61 Raymond Krstolic Jr
HB 48 Karl Kumler Jr
FB 17 Howard Lambert Sr
OT 70 Richard Laskoski Jr
QB 23 Robert Lister Sr
HB 43 Richard Mangiamelle Jr
QB 27 Larry Marmie So
E 91 Paul Martin Sr
E 80 Robert Middleton Jr
C 56 Richard Morgan So
QB 26 Bill Mrukowski Jr
QB 25 John Mummey Jr
E 90 Joseph Nourse So
E, DE 83 Ormonde Ricketts So
OT 75 Jack Roberts Sr
OT, DL 76 Daryl Sanders Jr
E 84 Keith Smith So
HB, LB 41 Matt Snell So
QB 24 Joe Sparma So
OT 72 Bernie Stanley So
HB 16 David Tingley Sr
E, PK 86 Dick Van Raaphorst So
C 50 Jerry Vanscoy Jr
OT, DL 73 Bob Vogel Jr
QB 23 Jack Wallace Sr
HB, DB 42 Paul Warfield So
E 82 George Wittmer Sr
C 51 Albert Zima Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
MG 55 Wayne Betz Jr
DL 34 Robert Butts Jr
DL 93 Dennis Clotz Sr
DL 77 Dan Connor Jr
DB 28 Bill Hess Jr
DB 49 Ron Houck Sr
MG 67 Dave Katterhenrich Jr
DT, PK 79 Charles Mamula So
MG 60 Wes Mirick So
MG, LB 68 Gary Moeller Jr
LB 63 Al Parker So
DE 87 Tom Perdue (C) Sr
DE 89 Elwood Rayford Jr
DT 78 George Telford Sr
DE 85 Sam Tidmore Sr
DB 44 Ed Ulmer Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 18 Stewart Baffer So
PK 20 Ben Jones Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2016-Jan-01.

Game summariesEdit

TCUEdit

1 234Total
TCU 0 007 7
Ohio St 7 000 7

[5]

UCLAEdit

1 234Total
UCLA 0 300 3
• Ohio St 0 0013 13

[6]

IllinoisEdit

1 234Total
Illinois 0 000 0
• Ohio St 0 21167 44

[7]

NorthwesternEdit

1 234Total
• Ohio St 0 307 10
Northwestern 0 000 0

[8]

WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
• Ohio St 7 1067 30
Wisconsin 0 1506 21

[9]

IowaEdit

1 234Total
Iowa 0 076 13
• Ohio St 6 6017 29

[10]

IndianaEdit

1 234Total
• Ohio St 0 970 16
Indiana 0 700 7

[11][12]

OregonEdit

1 234Total
Oregon 0 606 12
• Ohio St 8 770 22

[13]

MichiganEdit

1 234Total
• Ohio St 7 14029 50
Michigan 0 668 20

[14][15]

Depth chartEdit

[16]

Coaching staffEdit

1962 Pro drafteesEdit

Player Draft Round Pick Position NFL Club
Bob Ferguson NFL 1 5 Fullback Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob Ferguson AFL 1 8 Fullback San Diego Chargers
Chuck Bryant NFL 3 34 End St. Louis Cardinals
Chuck Bryant AFL 13 104 End San Diego Chargers
Sam Tidmore NFL 6 81 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Sam Tidmore AFL 20 156 Linebacker Buffalo Bills
John Havlicek NFL 7 95 End Cleveland Browns
Jack Roberts NFL 20 273 Tackle Chicago Bears
Mike Ingram AFL 31 246 Guard Boston Patriots

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Buckeyes finally lose, 28-25 in bowl debate". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. November 29, 1961. p. 48.
  2. ^ "Ohio State's rejection of Rose Bowl bid trip triggers sharp comments". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. November 29, 1961. p. 60.
  3. ^ "Ohio State rejects chance to play in Rose Bowl game". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. November 29, 1961. p. 11.
  4. ^ Stevenson, Jack (December 3, 1961). "Minnesota accepts bid, plays Uclans in Rose tilt". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. p. D-1.
  5. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  9. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  10. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  11. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1961 Nov 12.
  12. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  13. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  14. ^ "Buckeyes Win Big 10 Title." Palm Beach Post. 1961 Nov 26.
  15. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  16. ^ 1962 Ohio State football media guide
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data