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1985 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Florida Citrus Bowl, W, 10-7 vs. Brigham Young
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #11
AP #14
1985 record 9-3 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1984 1986 »

The 1985 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1985-1986. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1985 Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they won 10–7 against the Brigham Young Cougars.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 14* Pittsburgh Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 10-7  
September 21* at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 36-13  
September 28* Washington State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 48-32  
October 5 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 28-31  
October 12 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 48-7  
October 19 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 41-27  
October 26 at Minnesota The MetrodomeMinneapolis, Minnesota W 23-19  
November 2 Iowa Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 22-13  
November 9 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 35-17  
November 16 Wisconsin Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 7-12  
November 23 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 17-27  
December 28* vs. Brigham Young Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida (Florida Citrus Bowl) W 10-7  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach - 7th year
  • Glen Mason - Offensive Coordinator
  • Jim Tressel - QB/RB/WR Coach
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line Coach
  • Chuck Heater - Secondary Coach

1986 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Keith Byars 1 10 Running Back Philadelphia Eagles
Pepper Johnson 2 51 Linebacker New York Giants
Byron Lee 7 176 Linebacker Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Kolic 7 193 Linebacker Miami Dolphins


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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