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1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–4 record, including the 1995 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they lost, 24–17, to the Alabama Crimson Tide, a team one point away from playing in the national championship game.

1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 14
1994 record9–4 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Cooper (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Hollis (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Young (7th season)
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 91,470)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Penn State $ 8 0 0     12 0 0
No. 14 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Indiana 3 5 0     6 5 0
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † Michigan State forfeited 5 wins, 4 conference wins
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 299:00 p.m.vs. Fresno State*No. 20RaycomW 34–1028,513[1]
September 103:30 p.m.at No. 25 Washington*No. 18ABCL 16–2570,861[1]
September 1712:30 p.m.Pittsburgh*No. 23ESPNW 27–393,454[1]
September 241:30 p.m.Houston*No. 20
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 52–091,740[1]
October 12:00 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 20W 17–1534,753[1]
October 83:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 17
ABCL 10–2493,351[1]
October 1512:00 p.m.at Michigan StateABCW 23–774,585[1]
October 2212:30 p.m.PurdueNo. 24
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPNW 48–1492,865[1]
October 293:30 p.m.at No. 1 Penn StateNo. 21ABCL 14–6397,079[1]
November 53:30 p.m.Wisconsin
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 24–393,340[1]
November 1212:30 p.m.at IndianaESPNW 32–1744,672[1]
November 1912:00 p.m.No. 15 MichiganNo. 22
ABCW 22–693,869[1]
January 2, 19951:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Alabama*No. 13ABCL 17–2471,195[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

1994 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 80 Rickey Dudley Jr
WR 7 Joey Galloway Sr
WR 83 Terry Glenn Jr
RB 27 Eddie George Jr
QB 14 Bobby Hoying Jr
T 75 Orlando Pace Fr
WR 17 Chris Sanders Sr
T 78 Korey Stringer Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 30 Greg Bellisari So
LB 92 Matt Finkes So
CB 2 Ty Howard Jr
S 34 Rob Kelly Jr
CB 9 Tito Paul Sr
LB 84 Craig Powell Sr
CB 24 Shawn Springs Jr
LB 90 Lorenzo Styles Jr
LB 94 Mike Vrabel So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

WashingtonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 1993 W 21–12

Michigan StateEdit

Statistics

MichiganEdit

Michigan at Ohio State
1 234Total
No. 15 Wolverines 0 330 6
No. 22 Buckeyes 2 10010 22
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 93,869
  • Game weather: 60°F; wind 5–10 SSW
  • Referee: Ron Winter

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Coaching staffEdit

  • John Cooper – Head Coach – 7th year
  • Bill Conley – Recruiting Coordinator (8th year)
  • Larry Coker – Defensive Backs (2nd year)
  • Joe Hollis – Offensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Ron Hudson – Quarterbacks (7th year)
  • Lee Owens – (3rd year)
  • Fred Pagac – Defensive Linebackers (13th year)
  • Tim Spencer – Running Backs (1st year)
  • Mike Stock – Offensive Wide Receivers (3rd year)
  • Bill Young – Defensive Coordinator (7th year)

1995 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Joey Galloway 1 8 Wide receiver Seattle Seahawks
Korey Stringer 1 24 Tackle Minnesota Vikings
Craig Powell 1 30 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Chris Sanders 3 67 Wide receiver Houston Oilers
Marlon Kerner 3 76 Defensive back Buffalo Bills
Lorenzo Styles 3 77 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons
Preston Harrison 3 98 Linebacker San Diego Chargers
Tito Paul 5 167 Defensive back Arizona Cardinals

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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7.
  2. ^ 2012 Ohio State football record book
  3. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site - Football - Archives. Retrieved 2015-Dec-06.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1995.htm
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data