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1948 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
Record6–3 (3–3 Big Nine)
Head coach
MVPJoe Whisler
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Big Nine Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Michigan $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
No. 7 Northwestern 5 1 0 8 2 0
No. 16 Minnesota 5 2 0 7 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0 6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0 4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0 3 6 0
Indiana 2 4 0 2 7 0
Illinois 2 5 0 3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 5 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1948 Big Nine Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–3 record, but lost to Michigan in the season finale. Ohio State outscored their opponents, 184–94, on the season.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 25Missouri*No. 11W 21–757,042
October 2USC*No. 11
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 20–075,102
October 9IowaNo. 11
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
L 7–1463,394
October 16at IndianaW 17–032,000
October 23Wisconsin
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 34–3276,677
October 30at No. 9 NorthwesternL 7–2147,000
November 6Pittsburgh*
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 41–068,966
November 13at IllinoisW 34–765,732
November 20No. 1 MichiganNo. 18
L 3–1378,603
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Coaching staff

1949 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Gerry Krall 6 59 Defensive back Chicago Bears
Jack Lininger 21 202 Linebacker Detroit Lions

References