1949 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 17–14 vs. California
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 6
Record7–1–2 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach
MVPJack Lininger
CaptainA. Jack Wilson
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big Nine Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Ohio State + 4 1 1 7 1 2
No. 7 Michigan + 4 1 1 6 2 1
No. 8 Minnesota 4 2 0 7 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1 5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1 3 4 2
Iowa 3 3 0 4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0 4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0 4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0 1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1949 Big Nine Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–1–2 record to win a share of the Big Ten Conference title and win their first Rose Bowl against California.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 24Missouri*W 35–3466,510
October 1Indiana
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 46–770,568
October 8at No. 8 USC*No. 11T 13–1362,877
October 15No. 5 MinnesotaNo. 11
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
L 0–2782,111
October 22at WisconsinW 21–045,000
October 29NorthwesternNo. 18
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 24–781,872
November 5at Pittsburgh*No. 11W 14–1054,789
November 12IllinoisNo. 11
W 30–1781,805
November 19at No. 5 MichiganNo. 7T 7–797,239
January 2, 1950vs. No. 2 California*No. 5W 17–14100,963
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Game summaries

USC

Coaching staff

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Statistics

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Awards and honors

1950 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Fred "Curly" Morrison 1 10 Fullback Chicago Bears
Jack Jennings 2 21 Tackle Chicago Cardinals
Dick O'Hanlon 8 105 Tackle Philadelphia Eagles
Jack Wilson 11 135 Tackle Detroit Lions
Bill Trautwein 14 181 Tackle Los Angeles Rams
Jim Hague 22 287 End Philadelphia Eagles
George Mattey 23 290 Guard Green Bay Packers

References

  1. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  2. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  3. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 19, 2015
  4. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 19, 2015
  5. ^ 2014 Ohio State football guide Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 19, 2015