1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
Record7–2 (6–0 Big Ten)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorLyal Clark
MVPHoward Cassady
CaptainFran Machinsky, Ken Vargo
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 78,677)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Ohio State $ 6 0 0 7 2 0
No. 2 Michigan State 5 1 0 9 1 0
No. 12 Michigan 5 2 0 7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1 5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1 5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0 4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1 3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0 3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0 3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1 0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1955 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–2 record.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 24Nebraska*No. 6W 28–2080,171
October 1at Stanford*No. 8L 0–628,000
October 8Illinois
W 27–1282,407
October 15No. 11 Duke*No. 14
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
L 14–2082,254
October 22at No. 15 WisconsinW 26–1653,529
October 29NorthwesternNo. 15
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 49–082,214
November 5IndianaNo. 11
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 20–1380,730
November 12No. 20 IowaNo. 10
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 20–1082,701
November 19at No. 6 MichiganNo. 9W 17–097,369
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game Summaries

Nebraska

Stanford

Illinois

Duke

Wisconsin

Northwestern

Indiana

Iowa

Michigan

Coaching staff

Awards and honors

Trivia

1956 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Howard Cassady 1 3 Halfback Detroit Lions
Fran Machinsky 4 41 Tackle Washington Redskins
Ken Vargo 9 106 Center Chicago Bears
Jerry Harkrader 22 261 Back New York Giants

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