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1945 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
AP #12
1945 record 7-2 (5-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Carroll Widdoes

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1944 1946 »

The 1945 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1945-1946. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–2 record and outscored opponents 194-71. In Widdoe's tenure at OSU, he went 16-2 and won one Big Ten Championship and an uncounted National Championship. He also went 1-1 versus Michigan.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 29* at Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri W 47-6  
October 6 Iowa Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 42-0  
October 13 Wisconsin Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 12-0  
October 20 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 13-35  
October 27 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota W 20-7  
November 3 Northwestern Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 16-14  
November 10* at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, Pennsylvania W 14-0  
November 17 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 27-2  
November 24 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 3-7  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

1946 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Russ Thomas 3 22 Tackle Detroit Lions
Joe Whisler 8 70 Back Los Angeles Rams
Thornton Dixon 10 87 Tackle Detroit Lions
Warren Amling 11 95 Guard New York Giants
Tom Phillips 11 100 Back Los Angeles Rams
George Slusser 30 288 Back Philadelphia Eagles


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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