2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games at Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a record of 8–4 and a Big Ten Conference record of 4–4.

2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Alamo Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 20
2004 record8–4 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Tressel (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Bollman (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMark Snyder (1st; 4th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorMel Tucker (1st; 4th overall season)
Base defense4–3
MVPMike Nugent
Captains
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 101,568, grass)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Iowa +   7 1         10 2  
No. 14 Michigan $+   7 1         9 3  
No. 17 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
No. 20 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 412:00 p.m.Cincinnati*No. 9ESPN+W 27–6104,604[1]
September 113:30 p.m.Marshall*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 24–21104,622[1]
September 183:30 p.m.at NC State*No. 9ABCW 22–1456,800[1]
October 29:00 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 7ESPN2L 27–33 OT47,130[1]
October 93:30 p.m.No. 15 WisconsinNo. 18
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCL 13–24105,090[1]
October 163:30 p.m.at IowaNo. 25ABCL 7–3370,397[1]
October 2312:00 p.m.Indiana
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPN+W 30–7104,538[1]
October 3012:00 p.m.Penn State
ABCW 21–10104,947[1]
November 612:00 p.m.at Michigan StateESPNW 32–1972,222[1]
November 133:30 p.m.at PurdueESPNL 17–2464,639[1]
November 201:00 p.m.No. 7 Michigan
ABCW 37–21105,456[1]
December 298:00 p.m.vs. Oklahoma State*No. 24ESPNW 33–765,265[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staffEdit

  • Jim Tressel – Head Coach (4th year)
  • Jim Bollman – Offensive Line/OC (4th year)
  • Bill Conley – Recruiting Coordinator (18th year)
  • Joe Daniels – Quarterbacks / Passing Game Coordinator (4th year)
  • Ryan Smith- Co-Quarterbacks (1st year)
  • Luke Fickell – Defensive Linebackers (4th year)
  • Darrell Hazell – Wide Receivers (1st year)
  • Jim Heacock – Defensive Line (9th year)
  • Mark Snyder – Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Dick Tressel – Running Backs (4th year)
  • Mel Tucker – Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (4th year)
  • Bob Tucker – Director of Football Operations (10th year)

Depth chartEdit

Q[2]

2005 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Mike Nugent 2 47 Kicker New York Jets
Dustin Fox 3 80 Defensive Back Minnesota Vikings
Maurice Clarett 3 101 Running Back Denver Broncos

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Game summariesEdit

CincinnatiEdit

1 234Total
Cincinnati 0 330 6
Ohio State 0 10710 27

[4]

MarshallEdit

1 234Total
Marshall 7 707 21
Ohio State 14 703 24

[5]

MichiganEdit

Michigan at Ohio State
1 234Total
Michigan 14 007 21
Ohio State 7 13143 37

Alamo BowlEdit

Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State
1 234Total
Oklahoma State 0 007 7
Ohio State 13 1073 33

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 9 9 9 7 7 18 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 24 20 
Coaches Poll 9 9 7 6 6 15 23 NR NR NR NR NR NR 22 22 19 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 25 Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Team Game-by-Game Statistics". The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  2. ^ 1986 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  3. ^ Ohio State Drafted Players
  4. ^ "Ohio State Relies on Defense to Tackle Bearcats". ESPN. September 4, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ohio State Survives on Last-Second Field Goal". ESPN. September 11, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2014.