1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 7
1986 record 10–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce (8th season)
Defensive coordinator Gary Blackney (2nd season)
MVP Cris Carter
Captain Jim Karsatos
Captain Sonny Gordon
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Michigan + 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 7 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 3 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1987 Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas, where they won 28–12 against the Texas A&M Aggies.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 27 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 5 Alabama* No. 9 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey (Kickoff Classic) Raycom L 10–16   68,296
September 13 2:30 p.m. at No. 17 Washington* No. 10 Husky StadiumSeattle CBS L 7–40   61,070
September 20 1:30 p.m. Colorado* Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 13–10   88,404
September 27 1:30 p.m. Utah* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 64–6   89,645
October 4 1:30 p.m. Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio (Illibuck Trophy) W 14–0   90,030
October 11 1:00 p.m. at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana W 24–22   51,641
October 18 7:00 p.m. at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana WTBS W 39–11   68,757
October 25 12:30 p.m. Minnesotadagger Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio WTBS W 33–0   89,936
November 1 12:30 p.m. at No. 11 Iowa No. 17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa WTBS W 31–10   67,640
November 8 1:30 p.m. Northwestern No. 11 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 30–9   89,808
November 15 12:00 p.m. at Wisconsin No. 9 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin CBS W 30–17   62,020
November 22 12:00 p.m. No. 6 Michigan No. 7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio (The Game) CBS L 24–26   90,674
January 1, 1987 1:30 p.m. vs. No. 8 Texas A&M* No. 11 Cotton BowlDallas (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 28–12   74,188
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth chart[edit]

[1]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Earle Bruce – Head Coach (8th year)
  • Gary Blackney – Defensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Bill Conley – Inside Linebackers (3rd year)
  • Steve Devine – Offensive Line – Guards, Centers (4th year)
  • Randy Hart – Defensive Line (5th year)
  • Chuck Heater – Defensive Backs (2nd year)
  • Tom Lichtenberg – Quarterbacks, Receivers (1st year)
  • Urban Meyer – Offensive Tight Ends (1st year)
  • Bob Palcic – Offensive Line – Tackles, Tight Ends (1st year)
  • Fred Pagac – Outside Linebackers (5th year)
  • Leonard Willis – Running Backs (2nd year)

Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

  • David Brown 100 Yd INT RET for TD (Big Ten record)
  • Cris Carter 7 Rec, 118 Yds
  • Jim Bryant 24 Rush, 129 Yds [2]

1987 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL club
Cris Carter 4 3 Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles
Sonny Gordon 6 157 Defensive back Cincinnati Bengals
Jamie Holland 7 173 Wide receiver San Diego Chargers
Scott Leach 9 234 Linebacker New Orleans Saints
Jim Karsatos 12 322 Quarterback Miami Dolphins

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1987 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ Eugene-Register Guard. 1986 Oct 19.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data