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1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

Conference Big Ten Conference
1971 record 6-4 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes
MVP Tom DeLeone
Captain Tom DeLeone
Captain Harry Howard
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,455)

The 1971 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1971-1972. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–4 record.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Iowa #11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 52-21   75,596
September 25 #10 Colorado* #6 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 14-20   85,586
October 2 California* #14 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35-3   86,280
October 9 at Illinois #15 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 24-10   53,555
October 16 at Indiana #13 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 27-7   50,812
October 23 Wisconsin #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 31-6   86,559
October 30 at Minnesota #10 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 14-12   36,281
November 6 Michigan State #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 10-17   86,616
November 13 Northwestern #16 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 10-14   86,062
November 20 at #3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7-10   104,016
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Depth Chart


Rick Seifert

Stan White Randy Gradishar Vic Koegel
Harry Howard
Tom Campanna

Ken Luttner Dan Cutillo George Hasenhorl Tom Marendt
Jeff Davis
Rick Simon
Rick Middelton
Dan Scott Jim Kregel Tom DeLeone Chuck Bonica Rick Simon
Dick Wakefield
Fred Pagac
Morris Bradshaw
Don Lamka
Greg Hare
John Bledsoe
Randy Keith
Special Teams

Rich Galbos
Elmer Lippert


Coaching staff

  • Woody Hayes - Head Coach (21st year)
  • Earle Bruce - Offense (6th year)
  • George Chaump - Offense (4th year)
  • George Hill (American football coach) - Defensive Coordinator (1st year)
  • Rudy Hubbard - Running Backs - 4th year
  • Charles Clausen - Defense (1st year)
  • John Mummey - Quarterbacks (3rd year)
  • Ralph Staub - (2nd year)
  • Dick Walker - Defensive Backs (3rd year)

Game summaries


1 234Total
Iowa 0 777 21
Ohio St 17 71414 52

Don Lamka, who spent the last two seasons as a reserve defensive back, made his debut at quarterback with 211 total yards and four touchdowns.[2]

1972 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Tom DeLeone 5 106 Center Cincinnati Bengals
Harry Howard 9 225 Defensive Back Los Angeles Rams
Jimmy Harris 12 312 Wide Receiver Dallas Cowboys
Tom Campana 13 316 Defensive Back St. Louis Cardinals
Dick Wakefield 16 409 Wide Receiver Cleveland Browns
Stan White 17 438 Linebacker Baltimore Colts


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