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1976 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Big Ten Co-Champions
Orange Bowl, W 27-10 vs. Colorado
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #5
AP #6
1976 record 9-2-1 (7-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1975 1977 »

The 1976 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1976-1977. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–2–1 record, including the 1977 Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, where they won 27–10 against the Colorado Buffaloes.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 11 Michigan State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 49-21  
September 18* at Penn State Beaver StadiumState College, Pennsylvania W 12-7  
September 25* Missouri Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 21-22  
October 2* UCLA Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio T 10-10  
October 9 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 34-14  
October 16 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 30-20  
October 23 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 24-3  
October 30 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana W 47-7  
November 6 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 42-10  
November 13 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota W 9-3  
November 20 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 0-22  
January 1* vs. Colorado Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida (Orange Bowl) W 27-10  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

1977 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Bob Brudzinski 1 23 Linebacker Los Angeles Rams
Tom Skladany 2 46 Punter Cleveland Browns
Pete Johnson 2 49 Running Back Cincinnati Bengals
Ed Thompson 8 210 Linebacker New York Jets
Nick Buonamici 9 238 Defensive Tackle Chicago Bears


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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