1993 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten co-champion
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 28–21 vs. BYU
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
1993 record10–1–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJoe Hollis (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Young (6th season)
MVPRaymont Harris
Captains
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 91,470)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Wisconsin + 6 1 1 10 1 1
No. 11 Ohio State + 6 1 1 10 1 1
No. 8 Penn State 6 2 0 10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0 8 4 0
No. 21 Michigan 5 3 0 8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0 5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0 6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0 6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0 4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0 2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0 1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–1–1 record and were co-champions of the Big Ten Conference along with the Wisconsin Badgers (who received the Rose Bowl berth) including the 1993 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, where they won 28–21 against the Brigham Young Cougars.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 412:30 p.m.Rice*No. 18ESPNW 34–789,040[1]
September 118:00 p.m.No. 12 Washington*No. 16
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 21–1294,109[1]
September 1812:00 p.m.at Pittsburgh*No. 11W 63–2841,511[1]
October 21:30 p.m.NorthwesternNo. 7
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 51–392,744[1]
October 912:30 p.m.at IllinoisNo. 6ESPNW 20–1261,209[1]
October 163:30 p.m.No. 25 Michigan StateNo. 5
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 28–2193,989[1]
October 232:00 p.m.at PurdueNo. 3W 45–2444,038[1]
October 303:30 p.m.No. 12 Penn StateNo. 3
ABCW 24–695,060[1]
November 63:30 p.m.at No. 15 WisconsinNo. 3ABCT 14–1477,745[1]
November 133:30 p.m.IndianaNo. 5
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 23–1793,741[1]
November 2012:00 p.m.at MichiganNo. 5ABCL 0–28106,867[2]
December 308:00 p.m.vs. BYU*No. 11ESPNW 28–2152,108[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summaries

Rice

See also: 1993 Rice Owls football team

The 1993 Ohio State Buckeyes opened the season against the Rice Owls of the Southwest Conference by wearing 25th anniversary tribute uniforms for the 1968 team that won the NCAA Division I National Championship. These tribute uniforms would remain the home uniform throughout the season. The Buckeyes scored all 34 of their points before Rice added a touchdown late in the game. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Bobby Hoying completed 13 passes for 144 yards and a score, junior wide receiver Joey Galloway had three catches for 92 yards and a touchdown, while senior running back Raymont Harris added 76 yards and a score on the ground. Sophomore linebacker Lorenzo Styles lead the defense with nine tackles while Tim Patillo recorded an interception that was returned 17 yards.

Rice Owls at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Rice 0 0 077
Ohio State 3 17 01434

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Game information

Washington

See also: 1993 Washington Huskies football team

The second-ever night game at Ohio Stadium[3] featured a visit from the defending three-peat Pac-10 champions, who were also coming off three straight Rose Bowl appearances as well. Raymont Harris and Butler By'not'e combined for 202 yards and 2 scores on the ground, the latter's which sealed the game for Ohio State in the fourth quarter.

Washington Huskies at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Washington 3 6 0312
Ohio State 7 7 0721

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: September 11, 1993
  • Game time: 8:05 p.m.
  • Game weather: Clear; 79°F; wind SW
  • Game attendance: 94,109
  • Referee: Dick Honig
  • Ohio State Football - Archives. Retrieved 2018-Oct-28.
Game information

Pittsburgh

In the first of a four-game series between the Buckeyes and Panthers, Butler By'not'e took the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown and Ohio State never looked back, scoring 35 points before Pitt got on the board. The Panthers were able to score four second half touchdowns through the air, but 11 different Buckeye rushers combined for 307 yards on the ground and five scores while Joey Galloway hauled in two touchdown passes to secure a 63-28 victory on the road.

See also: 1993 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

Ohio State Buckeyes at Pitt Panthers
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 28 7 72163
Pitt 0 0 141428

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 18, 1993
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Partly Sunny, 64 °F (18 °C); wind 10 NE
  • Game attendance: 41,511
  • Archive retrieved Jan. 13, 2022
Game information

Northwestern

See also: 1993 Northwestern Wildcats football team

Beginning the 1993 Big Ten slate, Ohio State (30:54) and Northwestern (29:06) nearly had the same time of possession, but the Buckeyes dominated the upstart Wildcats defensively with 5 interceptions returned for 158 yards and 428 yards from the offensive side of the ball, 119 of which came through the air into Joey Galloway's hands. Kicker Tim Williams also set personal bests for field goals (43) and consecutive extra-points kicked (64).

Northwestern Wildcats at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Northwestern 3 0 003
Ohio State 3 17 211051

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
  • OSU - Tim Williams 39-yard FG
  • NOR - Valenzisi 31-yard FG

Second quarter

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • OSU - Josh Jackson 32-yard FG
  • OSU - Travis McGuire 2-yard run (Josh Jackson kick)

Illinois

Head Coach John Cooper earned his first victory over Illinois since taking over in 1988 as the Buckeye defense kept the Fighting Illini out of the endzone. The offense put up 230 total yards, led by Raymont Harris' 90 on the ground and Cedric Saunders' 31 through the air.

See also: 1993 Illinois Fighting Illini football team and Illibuck Trophy

Ohio State Buckeyes at Illinois Fighting Illini
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 10 7 0320
Illinois 0 3 9012

at Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois

  • Date: October 9, 1993
  • Game time: 12:30 EST
  • Game weather: Overcast; 47°F; wind 20 N
  • Game attendance: 61,209
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • Ohio State Football - Archives. Retrieved 2018-Oct-28.
Game information
First quarter

Second quarter

  • ILL - Richardson 29 yard field goal
  • OSU - Terry Glenn recovers fumble in end zone (Tim Williams kick)

Third quarter

  • ILL - Richardson 21 yard field goal
  • ILL - Richardson 36 yard field goal
  • ILL - Richardson 26 yard field goal

Fourth quarter

  • OSU - Tim Williams 39 yard field goal

Michigan State

See also: 1993 Michigan State Spartans football team

Michigan State Spartans at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Michigan State 3 7 01121
Ohio State 7 14 0728

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: October 16, 1993
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Overcast; 62°F; wind 8 SE
  • Game attendance: 93,989
  • Referee: Dick Honig
  • Ohio State Football - Archives. Retrieved 2018-Oct-31.
Game information

Purdue

Ohio State jumped out to a 35-0 lead highlighted by Marlon Kerner's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown as three different running backs scored touchdowns and defensive lineman Matt Finkes recovered a fumble in the endzone for another score.

See also: 1993 Purdue Boilermakers football team

Ohio State Buckeyes at Purdue Boilermakers
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 14 21 7345
Purdue 0 7 01724

at Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: October 23, 1993
  • Game weather: Sunny, 62 °F (17 °C); wind 11 SW
  • Game attendance: 44,038
  • Referee: Jerry Hendrickson
  • Archives Retrieved Jan. 13, 2022
Game information

Penn State

See also: 1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football team and Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry

1993 was Penn State's first year playing football in the Big Ten Conference and this was their first conference matchup with Ohio State.

Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Penn State 6 0 006
Ohio State 7 10 7024

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Game information

Wisconsin

See also: 1993 Wisconsin Badgers football team

Ohio State jumped out to a 1st quarter 7-0 lead with a Raymont Harris TD run, then Wisconsin added touchdowns in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to go up 14-7. Ohio State tied it up in the 4th quarter after a 26-yard Powers-to-Galloway TD pass. With 0:07 left on the clock, Rick Schnetzky attempted a 22 yard field goal for the Badgers that was blocked by Marlon Kerner. The game ended in a 14-14 tie, which is the most recent tied game for Ohio State.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Wisconsin Badgers
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 7 0 0714
Wisconsin 0 7 7014

at Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 6, 1993
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Snow, 30 °F (−1 °C); wind 10-15 NW
  • Game attendance: 77,745
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV: ABC
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • WIS – Brent Moss 3-yard run (Rick Schnetzky kick)

Fourth quarter

  • OSU – Joey Galloway 26-yard pass from Bret Powers (Tim Williams kick)

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Indiana

See also: 1993 Indiana Hoosiers football team

Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Indiana 0 10 0717
Ohio State 0 17 6023

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Game information
Second quarter
  • OSU – Joey Galloway 4-yard pass from Bobby Hoying (Tim Williams kick)
  • OSU - Tim Williams 36-yard FG
  • IND - Manolopoulos 31-yard FG
  • IND - Thomas Lewis 28-yard pass from Dittoe (Manolopoulos kick)
  • OSU - Buster Tillman 5-yard pass from Bret Powers (Tim Williams kick)

Third quarter

  • OSU - Tim Williams 23-yard FG
  • OSU - Tim Williams 22-yard FG

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Jermaine Chaney 26-yard run (Manolopoulos kick)

Michigan

See also: 1993 Michigan Wolverines football team and Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry

Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 0 0 000
Michigan 7 14 7028

at Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Date: November 20, 1993
  • Game weather: Sunny, low 30s
  • Game attendance: 106,867
  • TV: ABC
  • Box Score
Game information

1993 Holiday Bowl

See also: 1993 BYU Cougars football team

Ohio State Buckeyes vs BYU Cougars
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 14 7 7028
BYU 7 14 0021

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: December 30, 1993
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Fair, 66°F, Wind 8 mph WSW
  • Game attendance: 52,108
  • Referee: Lloyd Dale
  • Box Score
Game information

Rankings

Main article: 1994 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP1718161177654445512111111
Coaches Poll171614117776433 (1)5510101010

Roster

1993 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 33 Butler By'not'e Sr
WR 1 DeWayne Carter Jr
FB 39 Matt Calhoun So
FB 29 Jeff Cothran Sr
OG 57 LeShun Daniels So
OT 64 Mike Dully
WR 7 Joey Galloway Jr
WR 83 Terry Glenn So
RB 27 Eddie George So
RB 34 Raymont Harris Sr
TE 88 Bob Houser Fr
FB 42 William Houston
QB 14 Bobby Hoying So
QB 8 Stanley Jackson Fr
TE 89 D.J. Jones So
OT 67 Alan Kline
RB 6 Travis McGuire So
OG 77 Dave Monnot
OG 65 Juan Porter
QB 3 Bret Powers
WR 17 Chris Sanders Jr
TE 85 Cedric Saunders Sr
C 69 Brian Smith
C 59 Rod Smith Sr
WR 86 Dimitrious Stanley
OT 78 Korey Stringer So
C 61 Jack Thrush
WR 12 Buster Tillman
RB 4 Keith Wilkerson
OG 68 Jason Winrow Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 76 Pete Beckman
OLB 30 Greg Bellisari Fr
DE 56 Randall Brown
NG 99 Luke Fickell Fr
NG 92 Matt Finkes Fr
S 26 Anthony Gwinn
DE 49 Jayson Gwinn
CB 20 Ty Howard So
S 25 Rob Kelly Fr
CB 46 Marlon Kerner Jr
S 28 Jason Louis
CB 47 Dennis Maag
OLB 43 Ryan Miller So
S 13 Chico Nelson Sr
S 21 Tim Patillo
CB 9 Tito Paul Jr
LB 84 Craig Powell Jr
ILB 48 Alex Rodriguez
DE 91 Jason Simmons Sr
OLB 32 Obie Stillwell
OLB 90 Lorenzo Styles So
S 2 Walter Taylor Jr
DE 94 Mike Vrabel Fr
CB 18 Tim Walton
DT 72 Dan Wilkinson Jr
OLB 51 Mark Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 50 Jim Borchers
PK 9 Josh Jackson
LS 53 Scott Lynch Sr
H 25 David Ost
P 22 Scott Terna Jr
PK 23 Tim Williams Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2015-12-20

1994 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Dan Wilkinson 1 1 Defensive Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
Jeff Cothran 3 66 Fullback Cincinnati Bengals
Raymont Harris 4 114 Running Back Chicago Bears
Jason Winrow 6 186 Guard New York Giants
Butler By'not'e 7 212 Running Back Denver Broncos

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-695-7.
  2. ^ Angelique S. Chengelis (November 21, 1993). "Black eye for Buckeyes". Detroit Free Press. pp. 1E, 10E – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "All of the Lights: A History of Night Games at the 'Shoe | Page 3 of 12". 5 October 2012.
  4. ^ Ohio State Football - Archives. Retrieved 2018-Oct-31.
  5. ^ "1994 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-22.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data