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1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

Conference Big Ten Conference
AP #13
1937 record 6-2 (5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt
Home stadium Ohio Stadium

The 1937 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1937-1938. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record with another win against Michigan. Schmidt, now 4-0 against Michigan, has outscored them 114-0 in those games. Buckeyes outscored opponents 125-23.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 Texas Christian* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 14-0   68,291
October 2 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 13-0   49,643
October 9 at Southern California* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 12-13   55,000
October 23 #7 Northwestern #12 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 7-0   67,521
October 30 at Chicago #8 Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 39-0   10,000
November 6 Indiana #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-10   47,056
November 13 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 19-0   41,921
November 20 at Michigan #19 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 21-0   56,766
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff

1938 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim A. McDonald 1 2 Back Philadelphia Eagles
Gust Zarnas 5 40 Guard Chicago Bears
Dick Nardi 8 66 Back Detroit Lions
Charles Ream 9 71 Tackle Cleveland Rams
Ralph Wolf 10 86 Center Detroit Lions


Win/Loss statistics
  • Ohio State Historical Scores
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