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1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football team was an American football team that represented the Ohio State University in the 1972 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–2 record, including the 1973 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 42–17 to the USC Trojans.

1972 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl, L 17–42 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 9
1972 record9–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes (22nd season)
MVPGeorge Hasenohrl
CaptainRichard Galbos
CaptainGeorge Hasenohrl
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,667)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 1 0
No. 9 Ohio State + 7 1 0     9 2 0
Purdue 6 2 0     6 5 0
Michigan State 5 2 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     4 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa 2 6 1     3 7 1
Wisconsin 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 161:30 p.m.IowaNo. 3W 21–077,098
September 301:30 p.m.North Carolina*No. 5
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 29–1486,180
October 74:00 p.m.at California*No. 3W 35–1845,000
October 141:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 4
W 26–786,298
October 211:30 p.m.IndianaNo. 4
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 44–786,365
October 282:30 p.m.at WisconsinNo. 4W 28–2078,713
November 41:30 p.m.MinnesotaNo. 5
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 27–1986,439
November 111:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 5ABCL 12–1976,264
November 182:00 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 9W 27–1434,475
November 251:00 p.m.No. 3 MichiganNo. 9
ABCW 14–1187,040
January 1, 19734:45 p.m.vs. No. 1 USC*No. 3NBCL 17–42106,869
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Depth chartEdit

[1]

Coaching staffEdit

  • Woody Hayes – Head Coach (22nd year)
  • George Chaump – Offense (5th year)
  • George Hill – Defensive Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Rudy Hubbard – Running Backs (5th year)
  • Charles Clausen – Defense Line (2nd year)
  • Edward Ferkany – Offensive Line / Punter (1st year)
  • Rudy Hubbard – Running Backs (5th year)
  • John Mummey – Quarterbacks (4th year)
  • Ralph Staub – Tackles / Tight ends / Kickers (3rd year)
  • Dick Walker – Defensive Backs (4th year)
  • [1]

Game summariesEdit

IowaEdit

1 234Total
Iowa 0 000 0
Ohio St 0 777 21
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:21
  • Game attendance: 77,098
  • Game weather: Clear, 74°F

[2][3][4]

North CarolinaEdit

North Carolina Tar Heels at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
North Carolina 7 0 0714
Ohio State 3 6 14629

at Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Cloudy • 49 °F (9 °C) • Wind NW 12 miles per hour (19 km/h; 10 kn)
  • Game attendance: 86,180
  • Box Score

Ohio State was the only team to beat the Tar Heels in 1972.[5]

CaliforniaEdit

1 234Total
Ohio St 3 01913 35
California 0 936 18

[6][7]

IllinoisEdit

1 234Total
Illinois 0 700 7
Ohio St 13 607 26
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:33p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:29
  • Game attendance: 86,298
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 59°F

[8][9]

IndianaEdit

1 234Total
Indiana 0 700 7
Ohio St 14 31413 44
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:32p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:18
  • Game attendance: 86,365
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 51°F

[10][11]

WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
• Ohio St 14 1400 28
Wisconsin 0 776 20

[12][13][14]

MinnesotaEdit

1 234Total
Minnesota 13 006 19
• Ohio State 7 1406 27
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:17
  • Game attendance: 86,439
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 49°F

[15]

Michigan StateEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 3 900 12
• Michigan State 6 670 19

[16][17]

NorthwesternEdit

1 234Total
• Ohio State 7 0137 27
Northwestern 0 770 14

[18][19]

MichiganEdit

Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Michigan 0 3 8011
Ohio St 0 7 7014

at Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio

Ohio State made two goal line stands, one in each half, to hold on to the 14-11 victory. The first came just before halftime as Dennis Franklin fumbled on fourth down at the two. In the fourth quarter, Randy Gradishar stopped Franklin on a sneak from the one. The Buckeyes' fans tore down the goal posts with 13 seconds remaining. [20]

Rose BowlEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 737 17
• USC 7 02114 42

[21]

Draft picksEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Rick Seifert 8 194 Defensive back New York Jets
George Hasenohrl 8 198 Defensive tackle New York Giants
John Bledsoe 8 203 Running back Detroit Lions
Rich Galbos 9 218 Running back Washington Redskins
Earl Belgrave 17 435 Tackle Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit