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1983 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Fiesta Bowl, W 28-23 vs. Pittsburgh
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #8
AP #9
1983 record 9-3 (6-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1982 1984 »

The 1983 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1983-1984. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1984 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, where they won 28–23 against the Pittsburgh Panthers.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 10* Oregon Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 31-6  
September 17* at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 24-14  
September 24 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa L 14-20  
October 1 Minnesota Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 69-18  
October 8 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 33-22  
October 15 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 13-17  
October 22 Michigan State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 21-11  
October 29 Wisconsin Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 45-27  
November 5 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana W 56-17  
November 12 Northwestern Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 55-7  
November 19 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 21-24  
January 2* vs. Pittsburgh Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl) W 28-23  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

1984 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
William Roberts 1 27 Guard New York Giants
John Frank 2 56 Tight End San Francisco 49ers
Garcia Lane 3 61 Defensive Back Kansas City Chiefs
Rowland Tatum 6 165 Linebacker Miami Dolphins
Shaun Gayle 10 271 Defensive Back Chicago Bears
Joe Dooley 10 274 Center Los Angeles Rams
Thad Jemison 12 310 Wide Receiver Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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