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1916 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Western Conference Champions
Conference Western Conference
1916 record 7-0 (4-0 Western Conference)
Head coach John Wilce
Offensive scheme Heavy Run
Base defense Multi

Home stadium

Ohio Field
« 1915 1917 »

The 1916 Ohio State Buckeyes football, led by three time all-American Chic Harley, was the first in school history to win the Western Conference championship. The Buckeyes defeated Oberlin College 128-0, the most points scored by an Ohio State football team ever.[1] Ohio State outscored opponents 258-29.



Date Opponent Site Result
October 7* Ohio Wesleyan Ohio FieldColumbus, Ohio W 12-0  
October 14* Oberlin Ohio FieldColumbus, Ohio W 128-0  
October 21 at Illinois Illinois Field (old) • Champaign, Illinois W 7-6  
November 4 Wisconsin Ohio FieldColumbus, Ohio W 14-13  
November 11 Indiana Ohio FieldColumbus, Ohio W 46-7  
November 18* at Case Cleveland, Ohio W 28-0  
November 25 Northwestern Ohio FieldColumbus, Ohio W 23-3  
*Non-Conference Game.

Conference standings

1916 Ohio Field.jpg
Team Conf. Rec Record
Ohio State 4-0-0 7-0-0
Northwestern 4-1-0 6-1-0
Minnesota 3-1-0 6-1-0
Chicago 3-3-0 6-1-0
Illinois 1-2-0 4-2-0
Wisconsin 1-2-1 4-2-1
Iowa 1-2 4-3
Indiana 0-3-1 2-4-1
Purdue 0-4-1 2-4-1

Coaching staff


  1. ^ Park, Jack (2003). The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia, Sports Publishing LLC, p.694.
Win/Loss statistics


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