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1987 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Conference Big Ten Conference
1987 record 6-4-1 (4-4 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1986 1988 »

The 1987 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1987-1988. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–4–1 record.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 12* West Virginia Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 24-3  
September 19* Oregon Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 24-14  
September 26* at Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana T 13-13  
October 3 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 10-6  
October 10 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 10-31  
October 17 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana W 20-17  
October 24 Minnesota Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 42-9  
October 31 Michigan State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 7-13  
November 7 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin L 24-26  
November 14 Iowa Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 27-29  
November 21 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan W 23-20  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach - 9th year
  • Urban Meyer - WR Coach
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line Coach
  • Chuck Heater - Secondary Coach

1988 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Eric Kumerow 1 16 Defensive End Miami Dolphins
Chris Spielman 2 29 Linebacker Detroit Lions
Alex Higdon 3 56 Tight End Atlanta Falcons
Tom Tupa 3 68 Quarterback Phoenix Cardinals
William White 4 85 Defensive Back Detroit Lions
George Cooper 6 156 Running Back Miami Dolphins
Ray Jackson 7 185 Defensive Back Seattle Seahawks
Henry Brown 10 277 Tackle Washington Redskins


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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