1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl, L 17–20 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
1984 record9–3 (7–2 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGlen Mason (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Tucker (3rd season)
MVPKeith Byars
Captains
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,290)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Ohio State $ 7 2 0 9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0 7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0 7 5 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 1 8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1 7 4 1
Michigan State 5 4 0 6 6 0
Michigan 5 4 0 6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0 4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0 2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0 0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1984 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost, 20–17, to the USC Trojans.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 812:00 p.m.Oregon State*No. 6SVW 22–1488,072
September 153:30 p.m.Washington State*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
SVW 44–089,297
September 221:30 p.m.No. 14 IowaNo. 5
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
SVW 45–2689,733
September 298:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 3W 35–2247,543
October 62:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 2L 23–2866,261
October 133:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 8
CBS/WOSUW 45–3889,937
October 201:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 8W 23–2075,123
October 2712:00 p.m.at WisconsinNo. 6CBSL 14–1678,606
November 31:30 p.m.IndianaNo. 16
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 50-789,366
November 102:30 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 13W 52–331,087
November 1712:00 p.m.MichiganNo. 11
CBSW 21–690,286
January 1, 19855:00 p.m.vs. No. 18 USC*No. 6NBCL 17–20102,594
  • *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

Oregon State

1 234Total
Oregon State 7 700 14
Ohio State 0 3127 22
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 88,297

[2]

Washington State

1 234Total
Washington State 0 000 0
Ohio State 3 20021 44
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 88,297

[3]

Iowa

1 234Total
Iowa 3 1760 26
Ohio State 10 2177 45
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 89,733

[4]

Minnesota

1 234Total
Ohio State 7 1477 35
Minnesota 0 778 22
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
  • Game start: 8:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 47,543

[5]

Purdue

See also: 1984 Purdue Boilermakers football team

#2 Ohio State Buckeyes at Purdue Boilermakers
1 2 34Total
Ohio St 7 3 7623
Purdue 7 0 71428

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: October 6, 1984
  • Game time: 1:31 p.m.
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy, 74 °F (23 °C)
  • Game attendance: 66,261
  • Box Score

Illinois

1 234Total
Illinois 17 7113 38
Ohio State 0 211410 45
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 89,937
  • Game weather: Mostly sunny; 61°F; wind 5–6 SE
  • Referee: Otho Kortz

[6]

Michigan State

1 234Total
Ohio State 3 677 23
Michigan State 0 0614 20
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Spartan Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 2:45
  • Game attendance: 75,133
  • Game weather: Cloudy; 55°F; wind 12–17 S
  • Referee: John Nealon

[7]

Wisconsin

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 077 14
Wisconsin 0 1006 16
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Camp Randall Stadium
  • Game start: 12 Noon EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 78,606
  • Referee: Tom Quinn

[8]

Indiana

1 234Total
Indiana 0 007 7
Ohio State 10 23107 50
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:30 EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:41
  • Game attendance: 89,366
  • Referee: Jerry Hendrickson

[9]

Northwestern

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 211417 52
Northwestern 3 000 3
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Dyche Stadium, Evanston, IL
  • Game start: 2:30 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:52
  • Game attendance: 31,087
  • Game weather: Overcast

[10]

Michigan

1 234Total
Michigan 0 330 6
• Ohio St 7 0140 21
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:00
  • Game attendance: 90,286
  • Game weather: Mostly sunny; 38°F; wind 3 W
  • Referee: Otho Kortz

[11]

[12]

Rose Bowl

See also: 1985 Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl
1 234Total
Ohio St 3 338 17
• USC 10 730 20

[13] [14]

1985 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Lachey 1 12 Tackle San Diego Chargers
Kirk Lowdermilk 3 59 Center Minnesota Vikings
Mark Krerowicz 6 147 Guard Cleveland Browns

References

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data