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1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Conference Big Ten Conference
1988 record 4-6-1 (2-5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper
Base defense 4-3

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1987 1989 »

The 1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1987-1988. It was the first season for head coach John Cooper. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 4-6-1, and a Big Ten Conference record of 2-5-1.



Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 10* Syracuse Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 26-9  
September 17* at Pittsburgh #18 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 42-10  
September 24* #7 LSU Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 36-33  
October 1 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 31-12  
October 8 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 41-7  
October 15 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 31-26  
October 22 Minnesota The MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 13-6  
October 29 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumLansing, MI L 20-10  
November 5 Wisconsin Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 34-12  
November 12 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA T 24-24  
November 19 #12 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 34-31  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


Coaching staff

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 1st year
  • Bill Young - Defensive Coordinator
  • Ron Zook - Defensive Backs

1989 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jeff Uhlenhake 5 121 Center Miami Dolphins
Vince Workman 5 127 Running Back Green Bay Packers
Derek MacCready 9 226 Defensive End Detroit Lions
Everett Ross 12 335 Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings


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