2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 34–20 vs. Notre Dame
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
Record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJim Bollman (5th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Heacock (1st; 10th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorLuke Fickell (1st; 5th overall season)
Base defense4–3
MVPA. J. Hawk
Captains
Home stadiumOhio Stadium (c. 101,568, grass)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 Penn State $+   7 1     11 1  
No. 4 Ohio State %+   7 1     10 2  
No. 15 Wisconsin   5 3     10 3  
Michigan   5 3     7 5  
Northwestern   5 3     7 5  
Iowa   5 3     7 5  
Minnesota   4 4     7 5  
Purdue   3 5     5 6  
Michigan State   2 6     5 6  
Indiana   1 7     4 7  
Illinois   0 8     2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win–loss record of 10–2, and a Big Ten Conference record of 7–1. They tied for the Big Ten championship with Penn State.

In 2005, A. J. Hawk was the sixth Ohio State player to receive the Lombardi Award. He was also voted OSU's season MVP for this year and was All-American. All year, Troy Smith and Justin Zwick competed for the spot of starting quarterback.

Early in the season, they played their first ever meeting against the Texas Longhorns of The University of Texas,[1][2][3] which they lost, 25–22.[3]

To conclude the season, they made an appearance in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 34–20.[4][5] They finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 p.m.Miami (OH)*No. 6ABCW 34–14104,695
September 108:00 p.m.No. 2 Texas*No. 4
ABCL 22–25105,565
September 173:30 p.m.San Diego State*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 27–6104,533
September 2412:00 p.m.No. 21 IowaNo. 8
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 31–6105,225
October 88:00 p.m.at No. 18 Penn StateNo. 6ESPNL 10–17109,839
October 1512:00 p.m.No. 16 Michigan StatedaggerNo. 15
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 35–24105,122
October 2212:00 p.m.at IndianaNo. 14ESPN+W 41–1052,866
October 2912:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 12ABCW 45–3154,825
November 53:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 12
ESPN2W 40–2104,799
November 1212:00 p.m.No. 25 NorthwesternNo. 10
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 48–7105,181
November 191:00 p.m.at No. 17 MichiganNo. 9ABCW 25–21111,591
January 2, 20064:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Notre Dame*No. 4ABCW 34–2076,196
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster

2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 17 Santonio Holmes Sr
OL 55 Nick Mangold Sr
OL 77 Rob Sims Sr
QB 10 Troy Smith Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 42 Bobby Carpenter Sr
DB 6 Tyler Everett Sr
LB 47 A. J. Hawk Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Coaching staff

Game summaries

Miami University

1 234Total
Miami (OH) 0 0014 14
Ohio State 10 10140 34


Justin Zwick would start at quarterback due to Troy's Smith's suspension the previous year. [7]

Texas

1 234Total
Texas 10 339 25
Ohio State 0 1660 22

Justin Zwick would start and then give way to Troy Smith, who would start at quarterback the rest of the year, in a matchup of the #2 vs #4 teams that year. [8]

San Diego State

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Iowa

See also: 2005 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

#21 Iowa Hawkeyes (2–1) at #8 Ohio State Buckeyes (2–1)
1 2 34Total
Iowa 0 0 336
Ohio St 7 10 7731

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Game information

Ohio State came into the contest looking to avenge the previous year's 33–7 loss to Iowa.

Penn State

1 234Total
Ohio State 3 700 10
Penn State 0 1430 17

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Michigan State

1 234Total
Michigan State 10 770 24
Ohio State 7 7714 35

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Indiana

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Minnesota

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Illinois

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Northwestern

1 234Total
Northwestern 7 000 7
Ohio State 14 141010 48

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Michigan

#9 Ohio State at #17 Michigan
1 234Total
Ohio State 6 6013 25
Michigan 0 7113 21

Fiesta Bowl

2006 Fiesta Bowl
1 234Total
Ohio State 7 14310 34
Notre Dame 7 067 20


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Rankings

See also: 2005 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movments
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP649886151412121097644
Coaches979986151313121097644
HarrisNot released8617141312109764Not released
BCSNot released15131087664Not released

Awards and honors

2006 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
A. J. Hawk 1 5 Linebacker Green Bay Packers
Donte Whitner 1 8 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Bobby Carpenter 1 18 Linebacker Dallas Cowboys
Santonio Holmes 1 25 Wide Receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
Nick Mangold 1 29 Center New York Jets
Ashton Youboty 3 70 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Anthony Schlegel 3 76 Linebacker New York Jets
Nate Salley 4 121 Defensive Back Carolina Panthers
Rob Sims 4 128 Guard Seattle Seahawks

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References

  1. ^ "Postgame Notes From No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Texas". The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on November 8, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
  2. ^ "Swagger into Ohio" (PDF). University of Texas at Austin Department of Athletics. Associated Press. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 3, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Russo, Ralph. "No. 2 Texas 25, No. 4 Ohio State 22". Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  4. ^ "Smith, Ginn Lift Speedy Ohio State to Another Fiesta Title". ESPN. January 2, 2006. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  5. ^ Official Stats - 2006 Fiesta Bowl Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Team Game-by-Game Statistics". The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "Miami (OH) 14, (6) Ohio State 34". Sports Reference, LLC. September 3, 2005. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "(2) Texas 25, (4) Ohio State 22". Sports Reference, LLC. September 10, 2005. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "(6) Ohio State 10, (16) Penn State 17". Sports Reference, LLC. October 8, 2005. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Buckeyes' Smith Throws 3 TDs as Spartans Falter". ESPN. October 15, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Smith, Ohio State Cruise Past Wildcats for Fifth Straight Win". ESPN. November 12, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  12. ^ 2006 Fiesta Bowl Recap
  13. ^ Alder, James. "Lombardi Award". About.com. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  14. ^ "Ohio St. Drafted Players/Alumni". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved December 22, 2014.