1966 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1966 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1966 record 4–5 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (16th season)
MVP Ray Pryor
Captain Mike Current, John Fill, Ray Pryor
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 81,109)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Michigan State $ 7 0 0     9 0 1
No. 7 Purdue 6 1 0     9 2 0
Michigan 4 3 0     6 4 0
Illinois 4 3 0     4 6 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 5 1
Ohio State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 4 1     3 6 1
Wisconsin 2 4 1     3 6 1
Indiana 1 5 1     1 8 1
Iowa 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1966 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 4–5 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 1:30 p.m. TCU* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 14–7   75,375
October 1 1:30 p.m. Washington* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio L 22–38   80,241
October 8 1:30 p.m. at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois (Illibuck Trophy) L 9–10   51,069
October 15 1:30 p.m. No. 1 Michigan State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio L 8–11   84,282
October 22 1:30 p.m. Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 24–13   84,265
October 29 2:30 p.m. at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis L 7–17   49,489
November 5 1:30 p.m. Indiana Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 7–0   80,834
November 12 2:30 p.m. at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 14–10   44,677
November 19 1:30 p.m. Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio (The Game) L 3–17   83,403
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

TCU[edit]

1 234Total
TCU 0 070 7
• Ohio St 7 007 14

[1]

Washington[edit]

1 234Total
• Washington 7 14710 38
Ohio State 0 787 22
  • Date: October 1
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 80,241
  • Game weather: Rainy, wind NW 10 mph, 59°F

[2]

Illinois[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 3 330 9
• Illinois 0 307 10

[3]

Michigan State[edit]

1 234Total
• Michigan State 0 038 11
Ohio State 2 006 8
  • Date: October 15
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 84,282
  • Game weather: Rain, wind SE 20-35, 69°F

[4] [5]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 670 13
• Ohio St 7 0314 24

[6]

Minnesota[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 007 7
• Minnesota 0 773 17

[7]

Indiana[edit]

1 234Total
Indiana 0 000 0
• Ohio St 0 070 7

[8]

Iowa[edit]

1 234Total
• Ohio St 0 707 14
Iowa 0 307 10

[9]

Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
• Michigan 3 770 17
Ohio St 0 300 3

[10]

1967 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Mike Current 3 58 Tackle Denver Broncos
Bo Rein 7 179 Flanker Baltimore Colts
Ron Sepic 12 300 End Washington Redskins

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data