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2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented The Ohio State University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 10–2, and a Big Ten Conference record of 7–1. They tied for the Big Ten championship with Penn State.

2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 34–20 vs. Notre Dame
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
2005 record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Tressel (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Bollman (5th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Heacock (1st; 10th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorLuke Fickell (1st; 5th overall season)
Base defense4–3
MVPA. J. Hawk
Captains
Home stadiumOhio Stadium (c. 101,568, grass)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Penn State $+   7 1         11 1  
No. 4 Ohio State %+   7 1         10 2  
No. 15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

In 2005, A. J. Hawk was the sixth Ohio State player to receive the Lombardi Award. He was also voted OSU's season MVP for this year and was All-American. All year, Troy Smith and Justin Zwick competed for the spot of starting quarterback.

Early in the season, they played their first ever meeting against the Texas Longhorns of The University of Texas,[1][2][3] which they lost, 25–22.[3]

To conclude the season, they made an appearance in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 34–20.[4][5] They finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 p.m.Miami (OH)*No. 6ABCW 34–14104,695[6]
September 108:00 p.m.No. 2 Texas*No. 4
ABCL 22–25105,565[6]
September 173:30 p.m.San Diego State*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 27–6104,533[6]
September 2412:00 p.m.No. 21 IowaNo. 8
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 31–6105,225[6]
October 88:00 p.m.at No. 18 Penn StateNo. 6ESPNL 10–17109,839[6]
October 1512:00 p.m.No. 16 Michigan State No. 15
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH (rivalry)
ABCW 35–24105,122[6]
October 2212:00 p.m.at IndianaNo. 14ESPN+W 41–1052,866[6]
October 2912:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 12ABCW 45–3154,825[6]
November 53:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 12
ESPN2W 40–2104,799[6]
November 1212:00 p.m.No. 25 NorthwesternNo. 10
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 48–7105,181[6]
November 191:00 p.m.at No. 17 MichiganNo. 9ABCW 25–21111,591[6]
January 2, 20064:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Notre Dame*No. 4ABCW 34–2076,196[6]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staffEdit

  • Jim Tressel – Head Coach (5th year)
  • Tim Beckman – Defensive Cornerbacks (1st year)
  • Jim Bollman – Offensive Line/OC (5th year)
  • Joe Daniels – Quarterbacks / Passing Game Coordinator (5th year)
  • Luke Fickell – Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers (4th year)
  • Paul Haynes – Defensive Safeties (1st year)
  • Darrell Hazell – Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers (2nd year)
  • Jim Heacock – Defensive Coordinator / Defensive line (10th year)
  • John Peterson – Offensive Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator (2nd year)
  • Dick Tressel – Running Backs (5th year)
  • Bob Tucker - Director of Football Operations (11th year)
  • Stan Jefferson - Director of Player Development (2nd year)
  • Butch Reynolds - Speed Coordinator (1st year)

Game summariesEdit

Miami UniversityEdit

1 234Total
Miami (OH) 0 0014 14
Ohio State 10 10140 34

[7]

TexasEdit

1 234Total
Texas 10 339 25
Ohio State 0 1660 22

[8]

San Diego StateEdit

IowaEdit

#21 Iowa at #8 Ohio State
1 234Total
Iowa 0 033 6
Ohio State 7 1077 31

Ohio State came into the contest looking to avenge the previous year's 33–7 loss to Iowa.

Statistics

  • OHST: Troy Smith 13/19, 191 Yds, 18 Rush, 127 Yds
  • OHST: Antonio Pittman 28 Rush, 171 Yds[9]

Penn StateEdit

1 234Total
Ohio State 3 700 10
Penn State 0 1430 17

[10]

Michigan StateEdit

1 234Total
Michigan State 10 770 24
Ohio State 7 7714 35

[11]

IndianaEdit

MinnesotaEdit

IllinoisEdit

NorthwesternEdit

1 234Total
Northwestern 7 000 7
Ohio State 14 141010 48

[12]

MichiganEdit

#9 Ohio State at #17 Michigan
1 234Total
Ohio State 6 6013 25
Michigan 0 7113 21

Fiesta BowlEdit

2006 Fiesta Bowl
1 234Total
Ohio State 7 14310 34
Notre Dame 7 067 20

[13]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 6 4 9 8 8 6 15 14 12 12 10 9 7 6 4 4 
Coaches 9 7 9 9 8 6 15 13 13 12 10 9 7 6 4 4 
Harris Not released 8 6 17 14 13 12 10 9 7 6 4 Not released 
BCS Not released 15 13 10 8 7 6 6 4 Not released

Awards and honorsEdit

  • A. J. Hawk, Lombardi Award[14]

2006 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
A. J. Hawk 1 5 Linebacker Green Bay Packers
Donte Whitner 1 8 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Bobby Carpenter 1 18 Linebacker Dallas Cowboys
Santonio Holmes 1 25 Wide Receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
Nick Mangold 1 29 Center New York Jets
Ashton Youboty 3 70 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Anthony Schlegel 3 76 Linebacker New York Jets
Nate Salley 4 121 Defensive Back Carolina Panthers
Rob Sims 4 128 Guard Seattle Seahawks

[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Postgame Notes From No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Texas". The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on November 8, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
  2. ^ "Swagger into Ohio" (PDF). University of Texas at Austin Department of Athletics. Associated Press. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 3, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Russo, Ralph. "No. 2 Texas 25, No. 4 Ohio State 22". Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  4. ^ "Smith, Ginn Lift Speedy Ohio State to Another Fiesta Title". ESPN. January 2, 2006. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  5. ^ Official Stats - 2006 Fiesta Bowl Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ 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 October 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "Miami (OH) 14, (6) Ohio State 34". Sports Reference, LLC. September 3, 2005. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "(2) Texas 25, (4) Ohio State 22". Sports Reference, LLC. September 10, 2005. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "Hawkeyes' Points Come on Second-Half Field Goals". ESPN. September 24, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "(6) Ohio State 10, (16) Penn State 17". Sports Reference, LLC. October 8, 2005. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Buckeyes' Smith Throws 3 TDs as Spartans Falter". ESPN. October 15, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "Smith, Ohio State Cruise Past Wildcats for Fifth Straight Win". ESPN. November 12, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  13. ^ 2006 Fiesta Bowl Recap
  14. ^ Alder, James. "Lombardi Award". About.com. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Ohio St. Drafted Players/Alumni". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved December 22, 2014.