1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1988 record 4–6–1 (2–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Jim Colletto (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Young (1st season)
MVP Jeff Uhlenhake
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Michigan $ 7 0 1     9 2 1
Michigan State 6 1 1     6 5 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 1 3     6 4 3
No. 20 Indiana 5 3 0     8 3 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Ohio State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Northwestern 2 5 1     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     1 10 0
Minnesota 0 6 2     2 7 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the first season for head coach John Cooper. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 4–6–1, and a Big Ten Conference record of 2–5–1.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 3:30 p.m. Syracuse* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 26–9   89,768
September 17 7:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh* No. 18 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 10–42   56,500
September 24 3:30 p.m. No. 7 LSU* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 36–33   90,584
October 1 1:30 p.m. Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 12–31   90,274
October 8 3:30 p.m. at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ABC L 7–41   52,133
October 15 1:30 p.m. Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 26–31   90,970
October 22 8:00 p.m. Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 13–6   44,221
October 29 12:00 p.m. at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 10–20   77,111
November 5 1:30 p.m. Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–12   90,032
November 12 12:00 p.m. at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC T 24–24   67,700
November 19 12:00 p.m. No. 12 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC L 31–34   90,176
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Personnel[edit]

1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 76 Dan Beatty Redshirt.svg So
WR 88 Greg Beatty Fr
FB 38 Chris Boddie Redshirt.svg So
FB 41 James Bryant Jr
FL 18 Gary Clift Sr
QB 12 Nick Cochran Fr
OT 66 Karl Coles Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 81 Anthony Cook Redshirt.svg So
OG 50 Jeff Davidson Jr
SE 27 John Dawson Redshirt.svg Fr
FL 2 Bernard Edwards Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 89 Jeff Ellis So
FL 47 Tony Fenstermaker Redshirt.svg So
QB 9 Jason Frank Fr
OG 70 Steve France Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 15 Greg Frey Redshirt.svg So
RB 33 Tony Goodgame Fr
SE 84 Jeff Graham So
FB 35 Scottie Graham Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 65 Erik Grimm Redshirt.svg So
OL 77 Len Hartman Fr
QB 19 Kirk Herbstreit Fr
RB 23 Marc Hicks Jr
C 60 Dan Hirneise Redshirt.svg So
RB 29 Buster Howe Fr
C 71 Mike Huddleston Fr
TE 87 Rich Huffman Redshirt.svg So
RB 30 Brent Johnson Fr
FL 82 David Menges So
OT 64 Mike Kuri Redshirt.svg Jr
C 62 Travis Lutz Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 11 Bill Matlock Sr
QB 21 David McAllister Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 74 Tim Moxley Redshirt.svg Jr
OG 63 Roy Nichols Redshirt.svg Fr
FL 37 Bobby Olive So
TE 85 Jim Palmer Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 75 John Peterson Redshirt.svg So
QB 13 Scott Powell Redshirt.svg Sr
TB 1 Lance Price Redshirt.svg So
SE 5 Everett Ross Sr
TE 80 Chris Roy Fr
TE 91 Scott St. John Redshirt.svg So
OT 69 John Schilling Fr
C 53 Tom Scholl Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 73 Paul Sherrick Fr
OT 78 Mike Shoaf Redshirt.svg Fr
SE 4 Wes Siegenthaler Redshirt.svg So
TB 25 Carlos Snow So
TB 28 John Spencer So
QB 14 Chris Stablein Redshirt.svg So
OT 79 Joe Staysniak Redshirt.svg Jr
C 68 Jeff Uhlenhake (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 61 Ken Voll Redshirt.svg So
QB 17 John Wagoner Redshirt.svg So
TB 42 Vince Workman (C) Sr
OG 51 Greg Zackeroff Redshirt.svg Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 32 Dave Bals Fr
S 3 Sean Bell Redshirt.svg Sr
ILB 91 Brian Benio Redshirt.svg So
S 27 David Brown Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 58 Joe Carpenter Redshirt.svg So
OLB 16 Mike Chancey Redshirt.svg So
CB 7 Vince Clark So
LB 44 Tony Closson Fr
DT 92 Ken Coleman Redshirt.svg So
DB 83 Bryan Cook Fr
ILB 56 Orlondo Craig Jr
CB 22 Tony Cupe Redshirt.svg So
DB 17 Doug Dinan Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 21 Zack Dumas Jr
LB 94 Derrick Foster Fr
DT 90 Rich Frimel Fr
CB 11 Mike Giesler Redshirt.svg So
ILB 49 Andrew Gurd So
LB 39 Tyrone Harrison So
LB 36 Judah Herman Fr
DB 18 Troy Hilsenroth Redshirt.svg Fr
OLB 95 John Kacherski So
LB 62 Charles Keenan Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 35 Kristofer Kostival Redshirt.svg Fr
OLB 81 Tom Lease Fr
ILB 86 Gary Lickovitch Redshirt.svg So
DT 53 Paul Long Fr
DT 93 Derek MacCready Sr
LB 43 John Martin Fr
OLB 99 Michael McCray (C) Sr
LB 34 Joe Metzger Fr
DT 97 Tony Moore Redshirt.svg So
DB 25 Chris Ntukgou Redshirt.svg So
DT 72 Corey Pargo Fr
S 46 Jim Peel Redshirt.svg So
S 48 Mark Pelini Redshirt.svg So
DB 33 Trevor Poole Redshirt.svg So
S 13 Brady Pugh Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 66 Stephen Robbins Redshirt.svg So
OLB 47 Patrick Rogan Fr
CB 24 Tim Rutledge So
DT 98 Mike Showalter Jr
CB 20 Dwight Smith Redshirt.svg Sr
ILB 57 John Sullivan Sr
NG 67 Mike Sullivan (C) Sr
OLB 30 Otto Susec Redshirt.svg So
NG 54 Pat Thomas Redshirt.svg Jr
OLB 55 Jason Warner Redshirt.svg Fr
OLB 96 Srecko Zizakovic Redshirt.svg Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 26 Jeff Bohlman Redshirt.svg So
PK 41 Brian Eisenberg Redshirt.svg Fr
PK 28 Bob Hoyt Redshirt.svg So
LS 52 Tom Moore Sr
PK 6 Pat O'Morrow Jr
PK 42 Scott Osborne Redshirt.svg Fr
P 8 Mark Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Gary Blackney
    Inside Linebackers
  • Jim Colletto
    Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
  • Bill Dudley
    Quarterbacks
  • Bert Hill
    Conditioning Coach
  • Ron Hudson
    Running Backs
  • Gene Huey
    Wide Receiver
  • Harry Justvig
    Volunteer Assistant
  • Fred Pagac
    Outside Linebackers
  • Bob Palcic
    Centers, Guards
  • Bill Young
    Defensive Coordinator
  • Ron Zook
    Defensive Backs

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2016-Dec-02

Season summary[edit]

Syracuse[edit]

1 234Total
Syracuse 3 303 9
Ohio St 0 1763 26

[1]

Pittsburgh[edit]

LSU[edit]

1 234Total
LSU 3 101010 33
• Ohio St 0 14319 36

[2]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Purdue[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio St 7 773 24
Iowa 14 703 24
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 12:15 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 67,700
  • Game weather: Rain; 40°F; wind 10–12 SE
  • Referee: Gil Marchman

[3]

Michigan[edit]

The Game
1 234Total
Michigan 10 10014 34
Ohio State 0 01417 31
  • Date: September 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Game start: 12:10 EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 90,176
  • Game weather: Overcast
  • Referee: John Nealow

[4] [5]

1989 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jeff Uhlenhake 5 121 Center Miami Dolphins
Vince Workman 5 127 Running Back Green Bay Packers
Derek MacCready 9 226 Defensive End Detroit Lions
Everett Ross 12 335 Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings

[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1988 Sept 11.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1988 Sept 25.
  3. ^ Ohio State Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2015-Sep-30.
  4. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/osu/graphics/pdf/m-footbl/1988/1988-11-Michigan.pdf
  5. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1988 Nov 20.
  6. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1989.htm
Draft data