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1977 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Big Ten Co-Champions
Sugar Bowl, L 35-6 vs. Alabama
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #12
AP #11
1977 record 9-3 (7-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1976 1978 »

The 1977 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1977-1978. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1978 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, where they lost 35–6 to the Alabama Crimson Tide.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 10* Miami (Florida) Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 10-0  
September 17 Minnesota Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 38-7  
September 24* Oklahoma Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 28-29  
October 1* at Southern Methodist Cotton BowlDallas, Texas W 35-7  
October 8 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 46-0  
October 15 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 27-6  
October 22 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 35-15  
October 29 Wisconsin Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 42-0  
November 5 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 35-0  
November 12 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 35-7  
November 19 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 6-14  
January 2* vs. Alabama Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana (Sugar Bowl) L 6-35  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

1978 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Chris Ward 1 4 Tackle New York Jets
Ray Griffin 2 35 Defensive Back Cincinnati Bengals
Herman Jones 7 185 Wide Receiver Chicago Bears
Jeff Logan 7 191 Running Back Baltimore Colts
David Adkins 8 209 Linebacker Atlanta Falcons
Aaron C. Brown 10 252 Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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