1920 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl, L 0–28 vs. California
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record7–1 (5–0 Big Ten)
Head coach
Home stadiumOhio Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ohio State $ 5 0 0 7 1 0
Wisconsin 4 1 0 6 1 0
Indiana 3 1 0 5 2 0
Illinois 4 2 0 5 2 0
Iowa 3 2 0 5 2 0
Michigan 2 2 0 5 2 0
Northwestern 2 3 0 3 4 0
Chicago 2 4 0 3 4 0
Purdue 0 4 0 2 5 0
Minnesota 0 6 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1920 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wooster $ 7 0 0 9 0 0
Wittenberg 5 0 0 8 0 0
Ohio State 2 0 0 7 1 0
Denison 5 1 1 6 1 1
Oberlin 5 2 0 5 2 0
Heidelberg 3 2 0 7 2 0
Cincinnati 3 2 0 4 5 0
Miami (OH) 3 2 1 5 2 1
Mount Union 3 3 0 6 3 0
Ohio Wesleyan 3 3 0 4 3 0
Ohio Northern 2 3 0 3 4 0
Akron 2 4 0 4 4 0
Case 2 5 1 2 8 1
Ohio 1 3 0 4 3 0
Kenyon 1 6 1 2 5 1
Western Reserve 1 6 0 2 8 0
Hiram 0 6 0 0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1920 college football season. They outscored opponents 150–20 in the regular season and beat Michigan, 14–7. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–1 record, including the 1921 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 28–0 to California.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2Ohio Wesleyan*W 55–0
October 9Oberlin*
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 37–0
October 16Purdue
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 17–0
October 23Wisconsin
  • Ohio Field
  • Columbus, OH
W 13–7
October 30at ChicagoW 7–6
November 6Michigan
W 14–7> 20,000[1][2]
November 20at IllinoisW 7–0
January 1, 1921vs. California*L 0–2842,000[3]
  • *Non-conference game

Coaching staff

References

  1. ^ "Brilliance Of Her Play Enables Ohio State To Thrust Back The Wolverines". Detroit Free Press. November 7, 1920. pp. 25, 27 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "State Beats Michigan By 14-7 Score". Akron Sunday Times. November 7, 1920. pp. 17–18 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Bears Heave Buckeyes To Resounding Defeat". The Los Angeles Times. January 2, 2021. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.