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1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

FWAA Poll National Champions
Big Ten Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #2
AP #2
1961 record 8-0-1 (6-0 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
Captain Mike Ingram
Captain Tom Perdue
Home stadium Ohio Stadium

The 1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1961-1962. The Buckeyes compiled a 8–0–1 record.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Texas Christian* #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH T 7-7   82,878
October 7 UCLA* #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 13-3   82,992
October 14 Illinois #7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 44-0   82,374
October 21 at Northwestern #7 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 10-0   43,259
October 28 at Wisconsin #6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 30-21   58,411
November 4 #9 Iowa #5 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 29-13   83,795
November 11 at Indiana #3 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 16-7   27,108
November 18 Oregon* #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 22-12   82,073
November 25 at Michigan #2 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 50-20   80,444
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes


Ohio State at Indiana
1 234Total
Ohio State 0 970 16
Indiana 0 700 7



1 234Total
Ohio State 7 14029 50
Michigan 0 668 20


Coaching staff

1962 Pro draftees

Player Draft Round Pick Position NFL Club
Bob Ferguson NFL 1 5 Fullback Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob Ferguson AFL 1 8 Fullback San Diego Chargers
Chuck Bryant NFL 3 34 End St. Louis Cardinals
Chuck Bryant AFL 13 104 End San Diego Chargers
Sam Tidmore NFL 6 81 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Sam Tidmore AFL 20 156 Linebacker Buffalo Bills
John Havlicek NFL 7 95 End Cleveland Browns
Jack Roberts NFL 20 273 Tackle Chicago Bears
Mike Ingram AFL 31 246 Guard Boston Patriots


Win/Loss statistics
  • Ohio State Historical Scores
Draft data
  • Ohio State Drafted Players
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