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
Record8–4 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach
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. 14 Michigan $+   7 1     9 3  
No. 8 Iowa +   7 1     10 2  
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
September 113:30 p.m.Marshall*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 24–21104,622
September 183:30 p.m.at NC State*No. 9ABCW 22–1456,800
October 29:00 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 7ESPN2L 27–33 OT47,130
October 93:30 p.m.No. 15 WisconsinNo. 18
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCL 13–24105,090
October 163:30 p.m.at IowaNo. 25ABCL 7–3370,397
October 2312:00 p.m.Indiana
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPN+W 30–7104,538
October 3012:00 p.m.Penn State
ABCW 21–10104,947
November 612:00 p.m.at Michigan StateESPNW 32–1972,222
November 133:30 p.m.at PurdueESPNL 17–2464,639
November 201:00 p.m.No. 7 Michigan
ABCW 37–21105,456
December 298:00 p.m.vs. Oklahoma State*No. 24ESPNW 33–765,265
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RosterEdit

2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OT 74 Kirk Barton   Fr
QB 17 Todd Boeckman Fr
WR 3 Bam Childress   Sr
G 50 Doug Datish   So
WR 11 Anthony Gonzalez   Fr
WR 8 Roy Hall   So
WR 4 Santonio Holmes   Jr
FB 49 Dionte Johnson Fr
C 55 Nick Mangold Jr
RB 25 Antonio Pittman Fr
OT 77 Rob Sims Jr
QB 10 Troy Smith   So
RB 30 Lydell Ross Sr
QB 12 Justin Zwick   So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 42 Bobby Carpenter Jr
SS 6 Tyler Everett Jr
CB 37 Dustin Fox Sr
DE 75 Simon Fraser Sr
LB 17 Marcus Freeman Fr
DE 50 Vernon Gholston Fr
CB/WR 7 Ted Ginn Jr. Fr
DT 94 Marcus Green   Jr
LB 47 A. J. Hawk Jr
FS 32 Brandon Mitchell   So
DT 97 David Patterson So
DT 90 Quinn Pitcock   So
DE 99 Jay Richardson   So
FS 21 Nate Salley Jr
LB 51 Anthony Schlegel   Jr
FS 14 Antonio Smith   So
CB 19 Brandon Underwood Fr
CB 2 E.J. Underwood Jr
SS 9 Donte Whitner So
CB 26 Ashton Youboty So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 23 Josh Huston   Sr
K 85 Mike Nugent Sr
K 32 Ryan Pretorius Fr
P 15 A.J. Trapasso Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

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

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MarshallEdit

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

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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.
— = Not ranked.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP999771825252420
Coaches Poll997661523222219
BCSNot released2525Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.