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1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1984 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost, 20–17, to the USC Trojans.

1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl, L 17–20 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
1984 record9–3 (7–2 Big Ten)
Head coachEarle Bruce (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorGlen Mason (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Tucker (3rd season)
MVPKeith Byars
CaptainPepper Johnson
CaptainMark Krerowicz
CaptainKirk Lowdermilk
CaptainMike Tomczak
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,290)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Ohio State $ 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 812:00 p.m.Oregon State*No. 6SVW 22–1488,072
September 153:30 p.m.Washington State*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
SVW 44–089,297
September 221:30 p.m.No. 14 IowaNo. 5
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
SVW 45–2689,733
September 298:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 3W 35–2247,543
October 62:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 2L 23–2866,261
October 133:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 8
CBS/WOSUW 45–3889,937
October 201:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 8W 23–2075,123
October 2712:00 p.m.at WisconsinNo. 6CBSL 14–1678,606
November 31:30 p.m.IndianaNo. 16
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 50-789,366
November 102:30 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 13W 52–331,087
November 1712:00 p.m.MichiganNo. 11
CBSW 21–690,286
January 1, 19855:00 p.m.vs. No. 18 USC*No. 6NBCL 17–20102,594
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Depth chartEdit

[1]

Coaching staffEdit

  • Earle Bruce – Head Coach – 6th year
  • Gary Blackney – Defensive Backs (1st year)
  • Bill Conley – Offense (1st year)
  • Steve Devine – Offensive Line (2nd year)
  • Randy Hart – Defensive Line (3rd year)
  • Glen Mason – Offensive Coordinator (7th year)
  • Bill Myles – Offensive Line (8th year)
  • Fred Pagac – Defensive Linebackers (3rd year)
  • Jim Tressel – Quarterbacks (2nd year)
  • Bob Tucker – Defensive Coordinator (6th year)

Game summariesEdit

Oregon StateEdit

1 234Total
Oregon State 7 700 14
Ohio State 0 3127 22
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 88,297

[2]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1974 OHST, 51–10

Washington StateEdit

1 234Total
Washington State 0 000 0
Ohio State 3 20021 44
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 88,297

[3]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1979 OHST, 45–29

IowaEdit

1 234Total
Iowa 3 1760 26
Ohio State 10 2177 45
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 89,733

[4]

Overall record Last meeting Result
29–11–2 1983 IOWA, 20–14

MinnesotaEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 7 1477 35
Minnesota 0 777 21
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
  • Game start: 8:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 47,543

[5]

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–6 1983 OHST, 69–18

PurdueEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 7 376 23
Purdue 7 0714 28
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Game start: 2:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 66,261

[6]

Overall record Last meeting Result
22–8–2 1983 OHST, 33–22

IllinoisEdit

1 234Total
Illinois 17 7113 38
Ohio State 0 211410 45
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 89,937
  • Game weather: Mostly sunny; 61°F; wind 5–6 SE
  • Referee: Otho Kortz

[7]

Overall record Last meeting Result
48–20–4 1983 ILL, 17–13

Michigan StateEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 3 677 23
Michigan State 0 0614 20
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Spartan Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 2:45
  • Game attendance: 75,133
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 55°F; wind 12–17 S
  • Referee: John Nealon
  • Lanese 7 Rec, 116 Yds

[8]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–7 1983 OHST, 21–11

WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 077 14
Wisconsin 0 1006 16
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Camp Randall Stadium
  • Game start: 12 Noon EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 78,606
  • Referee: Tom Quinn

[9]

Overall record Last meeting Result
40–9–4 1983 OHST, 45–27

IndianaEdit

1 234Total
Indiana 0 007 7
Ohio State 10 23107 50
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:30 EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:41
  • Game attendance: 89,366
  • Referee: Jerry Hendrickson

[10]

Overall record Last meeting Result
47–10–4 1983 OHST, 56–17

NorthwesternEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 211417 52
Northwestern 3 000 3
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 2:30 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:52
  • Game attendance: 31,087

[11]

Overall record Last meeting Result
41–13–4 1983 OHST, 55–7

MichiganEdit

1 234Total
Michigan 0 330 6
• Ohio St 7 0140 21
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:00
  • Game attendance: 90,286
  • Game weather: Mostly sunny; 38°F; wind 3 W
  • Referee: Otho Kortz

[12]

[13]

Overall record Last meeting Result
31–44–5 1983 MICH, 24–21

Rose BowlEdit

Rose Bowl
1 234Total
Ohio St 3 338 17
• USC 10 730 20
  • Rich Spangler's 52 yard field goal (Rose Bowl record)
  • Cris Carter 9 Rec, 172 Yds

[14][15]

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–8–1 1979 USC, 17–16

1985 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Lachey 1 12 Tackle San Diego Chargers
Kirk Lowdermilk 3 59 Center Minnesota Vikings
Mark Krerowicz 6 147 Guard Cleveland Browns

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1985 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  3. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  4. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  5. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  6. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  7. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  8. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-19.
  9. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  10. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  11. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  12. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  13. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Nov 18.
  14. ^ Ohio State Football Archives. Retrieved 2018-Sep-30.
  15. ^ http://admin.xosn.com/fls/17300//pdf/fb/m-footbl-bowls.pdf
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data