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1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl, L 20-17 vs. Southern California
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #12
AP #13
1984 record 9-3 (7-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1983 1985 »

The 1984 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1984-1985. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where they lost 20–17 to the Southern California Trojans.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 8* Oregon State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 22-14  
September 15* Washington State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 44-0  
September 22 Iowa Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 45-26  
September 29 at Minnesota The MetrodomeMinneapolis, Minnesota W 35-22  
October 6 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana L 23-28  
October 13 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 45-38  
October 20 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumLansing, Michigan W 23-20  
October 27 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin L 14-16  
November 3 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 50-7  
November 10 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 52-3  
November 17 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 21-6  
January 1* vs. Southern California Rose BowlPasadena, California (Rose Bowl) L 17-20  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

1985 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Lachey 1 12 Tackle San Diego Chargers
Kirk Lowdermilk 3 59 Center Minnesota Vikings
Mark Krerowicz 6 147 Guard Cleveland Browns


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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