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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

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1939 1941 »

The 1940 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1940-1941. The Buckeyes compiled a 4–4 record and got outscored 99-113. Schmidt goes 39-16-1 and 4-3 against Michigan with 2 Big Ten titles.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 28* Pittsburgh Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 30-7  
October 5 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 17-14  
October 12 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 3-6  
October 19 Minnesota Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 7-13  
October 26* at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, New York L 7-21  
November 2 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 21-6  
November 16 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 14-6  
November 23 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 0-40  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

1941 NFL draftees

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


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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