1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1940 record 4–4 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt (7th season)
MVP Claude White
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Minnesota $ 6 0 0     8 0 0
No. 3 Michigan 3 1 0     7 1 0
No. 8 Northwestern 4 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     4 4 0
Iowa 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 2 3 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 4 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 1940 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 4–4 record and were outscored 99–113.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 Pittsburgh* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 30–7   52,877
October 5 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 17–14   54,556
October 12 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 3–6   45,000
October 19 No. 7 Minnesota No. 15 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio L 7–13   63,199
October 26 at No. 1 Cornell* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, New York L 7–21   34,500
November 2 Indiana Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 21–6   56,667
November 16 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois (Illibuck Trophy) W 14–6   15,571
November 23 No. 7 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio (The Game) L 0–40   73,648
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1941 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Don Scott 1 9 Back Chicago Bears
Jim Langhurst 10 89 Back Brooklyn Dodgers
Claude White 15 132 Center Chicago Cardinals
Jimmy Strausbaugh 20 186 Halfback Green Bay Packers

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