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2015 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

2015 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
East Division
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
2015 record 8–0 (4–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Urban Meyer (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Ed Warinner (4th year)
Co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell (10th year)
Co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash (2nd year)
Captain J. T. Barrett
Jacoby Boren
Taylor Decker
Braxton Miller
Joshua Perry
Tyvis Powell
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 104,944)
2015 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
#6 Michigan State   4 0         8 0  
#1 Ohio State   4 0         8 0  
Penn State   4 1         7 2  
#16 Michigan   3 1         6 2  
Rutgers   1 4         3 5  
Indiana   0 4         4 4  
Maryland   0 4         2 6  
West Division
#10 Iowa   4 0         8 0  
Wisconsin   4 1         7 2  
Northwestern   2 2         6 2  
Illinois   1 3         4 4  
Minnesota   1 3         4 4  
Purdue   1 3         2 6  
Nebraska   1 4         3 6  
Championship: December 5, 2015
As of November 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represent The Ohio State University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It is the Buckeye's 126th overall, the 103rd as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and second as a member of the Eastern Division. The team is led by Urban Meyer, in his fourth year as head coach, and plays its home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State enters the season as the reigning college football national champions after their 14–1 championship season in 2014.

Contents

  • Personnel 1
  • Schedule 2
  • Rankings 3
  • Game notes 4
    • Virginia Tech 4.1
    • Hawaii 4.2
    • Northern Illinois 4.3
    • Western Michigan 4.4
    • Indiana 4.5
    • Maryland 4.6
    • Penn State 4.7
    • Rutgers 4.8
    • Minnesota 4.9
    • Illinois 4.10
    • Michigan State 4.11
    • Michigan 4.12
  • References 5

Personnel

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer will be in his fourth year as the Buckeye's head coach during the 2015 season. In his previous three seasons with Ohio State, he led the Buckeyes to an overall record of 38 wins and 3 losses (38–3) and the 2014 national championship. On December 16, 2014, offensive coordinator Tom Herman accepted the head coaching position at Houston.[1] On January 11, 2015, Ohio State announced the hiring of former Nebraska coach Tim Beck to replace Herman as co-offensive coordinator.[2] On February 2, 2015, Stan Drayton accepted the running backs coach position with the Chicago Bears, and was replaced by former Notre Dame coach Tony Alford.[3]

Head coach Urban Meyer
Name Position Seasons at
Ohio State
Alma mater
Urban Meyer Head coach 4th Cincinnati (1986)
Luke Fickell Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 13th Ohio State (1997)
Chris Ash Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties 2nd Drake (1996)
Larry Johnson Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line 2nd Elizabeth City State (1973)
Kerry Coombs Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks 4th Dayton (1983)
Tim Beck Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1st Central Florida (1988)
Ed Warinner Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line 4th Mount Union (1984)
Tony Alford Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs 1st Colorado State (1992)
Zach Smith Wide Receivers 4th Florida (2007)
Tim Hinton Tight Ends, Fullbacks 4th Wilmington (1982)
Quinn Tempel Offensive Graduate Assistant 1st Ohio State (2013)
Mickey Marotti Assistant Athletic Director for Football Sports Performance 4th West Liberty (1987)
Reference:[4]

Schedule

The Big Ten Conference released the schedule for the 2015 season on June 3, 2013.[5] Ohio State will face all six Eastern Division opponents Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Rutgers.[5] Ohio State will also face two Western Division opponents: rival Illinois and Minnesota.[5] Ohio State will play four non-conference games: Virginia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Hawaii of the Mountain West Conference, and Northern Illinois and Western Michigan of the Mid-American Conference. Ohio State has one bye week during the season between their games against Rutgers and Minnesota.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 8:00 PM at Virginia Tech* #1 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN W 42–24   65,632
September 12 3:30 PM Hawaii* #1 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH BTN W 38–0   107,145
September 19 3:30 PM Northern Illinois* #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC/ESPN2 W 20–13   104,095
September 26 3:30 PM Western Michigan* #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC/ESPN2 W 38–12   106,123
October 3 3:30 PM at Indiana #1 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ABC/ESPN2 W 34–27   52,929
October 10 12:00 PM Maryland #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH BTN W 49–28   107,869
October 17 8:00 PM Penn State #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Rivalry) ABC W 38–10   108,423
October 24 8:00 PM at Rutgers #1 High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ABC W 49–7   53,111
November 7 8:00 PM Minnesota #1 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC      
November 14 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy)      
November 21 #6 Michigan State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH      
November 28 12:00 PM at #15 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game)      
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Sources:[6]

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (59) 1 (42) 1 (45) 1 (38) 1 (27) 1 (28) 1 (39)  
Coaches' 1 (62) 1 (63) 1 (62) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (50) 1 (47) 1 (45) 1 (49)  
CFP Not released Not released


Game notes

Virginia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Ohio State 14 0 14 14 42
Virginia Tech 0 17 0 7 24
  • Sources:

Hawaii

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0
#1 Ohio State 7 7 3 21 38
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 107,145
  • Game weather: Sunny
  • Television network: BTN
  • Sources:

Northern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Northern Illinois 7 3 0 3 13
#1 Ohio State 3 7 10 0 20
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 104,095
  • Game weather: Cloudy, Light Rain
  • Television network: ABC/ESPN2
  • Sources:

Western Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Michigan 0 6 6 0 12
#1 Ohio State 7 17 7 7 38
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 106,123
  • Game weather: Cloudy
  • Television network: ABC/ESPN2
  • Sources:

Indiana

1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Ohio State 0 6 14 14 34
Indiana 3 7 7 10 27
  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 4:10
  • Game attendance: 52,929
  • Game weather: Cloudy, Light Rain
  • Television network: ABC/ESPN2
  • Sources:

Maryland

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 7 7 7 7 28
#1 Ohio State 7 14 14 14 49
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 107,869
  • Game weather: Sunny
  • Television network: BTN
  • Sources:

Penn State

1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 3 0 7 0 10
#1 Ohio State 0 21 0 17 38
  • Sources:

Rutgers

1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Ohio State 7 14 21 7 49
Rutgers 0 0 0 7 7
  • Sources:

Minnesota

1 2 Total
Minnesota 0
#1 Ohio State 0
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m.
  • Television network: ABC/ESPN2
  • Sources:

Illinois

Illibuck
1 2 Total
Ohio State 0
Illinois 0
  • Location: Champaign, Illinois
  • Sources:

Michigan State

1 2 Total
#6 Michigan State 0
Ohio State 0
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Sources:

Michigan

The Game
1 2 Total
Ohio State 0
#15 Michigan 0
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Sources:

References

  1. ^ Mark, Schlabach (December 28, 2014). "Tom Herman focuses on Buckeyes now, Houston later". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Schad, Joe (January 11, 2015). "Source: Ohio State to hire Tim Beck". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ohio State hires Tony Alford to coach running backs". USA Today. February 10, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014 Spring Football" (PDF). The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. p. 2. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Big Ten Announces 2015 Conference Football Schedule". Big Ten Conference. June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2015 Ohio State Football Schedule". FBS Schedules. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
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