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1978 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Gator Bowl, L 17-15 vs. Clemson
Conference Big Ten Conference
1978 record 7-4-1 (6-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1977 1979 »

The 1978 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1978-1979. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–4–1 record, including the 1978 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, where they lost 17–15 to the Clemson Tigers.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 16* Penn State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 0-19  
September 23 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota W 27-10  
September 30* Baylor Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 34-28  
October 7* Southern Methodist Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio T 35-35  
October 14 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana L 16-27  
October 21 Iowa Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 31-7  
October 28 Northwestern Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 63-20  
November 4 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 49-14  
November 11 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 45-7  
November 18 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana W 21-18  
November 25 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 3-14  
December 29* vs. Clemson Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) L 15-17  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

1979 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Tom Cousineau 1 1 Linebacker Buffalo Bills
Ron Springs 5 136 Running Back Dallas Cowboys
Jimmy Moore 6 150 Guard Baltimore Colts
Joe Robinson 9 229 Tackle Kansas City Chiefs


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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