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1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Big Ten Co-Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 28-12 vs. Texas A&M
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #6
AP #7
1986 record 10-3 (7-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1985 1987 »

The 1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1986-1987. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1987 Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas, Texas, where they won 28–12 against the Texas A&M Aggies.



Date Opponent Site Result
August 27* vs. Alabama Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey (1986 Kickoff Classic) L 10-16  
September 13* at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, Washington L 7-40  
September 20* Colorado Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 13-10  
September 27* Utah Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 64-6  
October 4 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 14-0  
October 11 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana W 24-22  
October 18 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana W 39-11  
October 25 Minnesota Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 33-0  
November 1 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 31-10  
November 8 Northwestern Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 30-9  
November 15 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 30-17  
November 22 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 24-26  
January 1* vs. Texas A&M Cotton Bowl ClassicDallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 28-12  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach - 8th year
  • Urban Meyer - TE Coach
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line Coach
  • Chuck Heater - Secondary Coach

1987 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Cris Carter 4 3 Wide Receiver Philadelphia Eagles
Sonny Gordon 6 157 Defensive Back Cincinnati Bengals
Jamie Holland 7 173 Wide Receiver San Diego Chargers
Scott Leach 9 234 Linebacker New Orleans Saints
Jim Karsatos 12 322 Quarterback Miami Dolphins


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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