1969 Ohio State Buckeyes football
National champion (MGR)
Big Ten co-champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 4
Record8–1 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coach
MVPJim Otis
Captains
  • Alan Jack
  • Dave Whitfield
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State + 6 1 0 8 1 0
No. 9 Michigan + 6 1 0 8 3 0
No. 18 Purdue 5 2 0 8 2 0
Minnesota 4 3 0 4 5 1
Iowa 3 4 0 5 5 0
Indiana 3 4 0 4 6 0
Northwestern 3 4 0 3 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0 3 7 0
Michigan State 2 5 0 4 6 0
Illinois 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1969 Big Ten Conference football season. The defending national champion Buckeyes compiled an 8–1 record.

Top-ranked all season, the Buckeyes lost the rivalry game at Michigan on November 22 and dropped to fourth in the final AP Poll. There was no bowl game for Ohio State, because prior to the 1975 season, the Big Ten and Pac-8 conferences allowed only one postseason participant each, for the Rose Bowl, and prior to 1972, a team could not represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl in consecutive seasons.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 271:30 p.m.TCU*No. 1W 62–086,412
October 44:30 p.m.at Washington*No. 1W 41–1457,150
October 111:30 p.m.No. 19 Michigan StateNo. 1
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 54–2186,641
October 182:30 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 1W 34–753,016
October 251:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 1
W 41–086,576
November 12:30 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 1ABCW 35–641,279
November 81:30 p.m.WisconsinNo. 1
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 62–786,519
November 151:30 p.m.No. 10 PurdueNo. 1
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 42–1485,027
November 221:00 p.m.at No. 12 MichiganNo. 1ABCL 12–24103,588
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Depth chart

[1]

Coaching staff

Game summaries

TCU

1 234Total
TCU 0 000 0
• Ohio St 19 141415 62
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:13
  • Game attendance: 86,412
  • Game weather: Rain; 63 °F (17 °C); wind 7 mph SE

Washington

1 234Total
• Ohio St 14 7146 41
Washington 0 707 14

[4]

Michigan State

1 234Total
Michigan State 7 707 21
• Ohio St 27 7614 54
  • Date: October 11
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:31 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:28
  • Game attendance: 86,641
  • Game weather: Cloudy 74 °F (23 °C)

[5] [6]

[7]

Minnesota

1 234Total
• Ohio St 14 6014 34
Minnesota 0 070 7
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Minneapolis
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:18
  • Game attendance: 53,016
  • Game weather: 55 degrees, windy 20 mph SW

[8]

Illinois

1 234Total
Illinois 0 000 0
• Ohio St 7 14713 41
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:12
  • Game attendance: 86,576
  • Game weather: Sunny, 56 °F (13 °C)

[9]

Northwestern

1 234Total
• Ohio State 7 1477 35
Northwestern 0 006 6

[10]

Wisconsin

1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 007 7
• Ohio State 21 13721 62
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:31p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:20
  • Game attendance: 86,519
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 48 °F (9 °C); Wind NE 12-15 mph

[11] [12]

Purdue

1 234Total
Purdue 0 707 14
• Ohio St 6 22140 42
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game start: 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:29
  • Game attendance: 85,027
  • Game weather: Snow; 23 °F (−5 °C); wind 15–20 mph SW
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson

[13]

Michigan

Main article: 1969 Ohio State vs. Michigan football game

See also: 1969 Michigan Wolverines football team

#1 Ohio State Buckeyes (8–0) at #12 Michigan Wolverines (7–2)
Period 1 2 34Total
Ohio St 6 6 0012
Michigan 7 17 0024

at Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan

Game information

1970 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Chuck Hutchison 2 38 Guard St. Louis Cardinals
Ted Provost 7 162 Defensive back Los Angeles Rams
Jim Otis 9 218 Running back New Orleans Saints
Nick Roman 10 241 Defensive end Cincinnati Bengals

References

  1. ^ 1970 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ "Game: 6901, Date: Sept. 27, 1969" (PDF). Ohio State Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Buckeyes rout TCU, 62-0." Eugene-Register Guard. 1969 Sept 28.
  4. ^ "Buckeyes humiliate Huskies." Eugene-Register Guard. 1969 Oct 5.
  5. ^ "Summary of Football Game Statistics, Ohio State v. Michigan State, 10/11/1969" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 27, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Game: 6903, Date: Oct. 11, 1969" (PDF). Ohio State Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Buckeyes rip Spartans 54-21 for 17th win." Eugene-Register Guard. 1969 Oct 12.
  8. ^ "Summary of Football Game Statistics, Minnesota v. Ohio State, 10/18/69" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 27, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Game: 6905, Date: Oct. 25, 1969" (PDF). Ohio State Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2017.
  10. ^ "Game: 6906, Date: Nov. 1, 1969" (PDF). Ohio State Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "Game: 6907, Date: Nov. 8, 1969" (PDF). Ohio State Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2017.
  12. ^ "Summary of Football Game Statistics, Ohio State v. Wisconsin, 11/08/69" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "Game: 6908, Date: Nov 15, 1969" (PDF). Ohio State Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  14. ^ "Game: 6909, Date: Nov. 22, 1969" (PDF). Ohio State Athletics. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 31, 2018.