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1989 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Hall of Fame Bowl, L 31-14 vs. Auburn
Conference Big Ten Conference
1989 record 8-4 (6-2 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1988 1990 »

The 1989 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1989-1990. The Buckeyes compiled a 8–4 record, including the 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa, Florida, where they lost 31–14 to the Auburn Tigers.



Date Opponent Site Result
September 16* Oklahoma State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 37-13  
September 23* at Southern California Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California L 3-42  
September 30* Boston College Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 34-29  
October 7 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 14-34  
October 14 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 35-31  
October 21 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 21-3  
October 28 at Minnesota The MetrodomeMinneapolis, Minnesota W 41-37  
November 4 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 52-27  
November 11 Iowa Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 28-0  
November 18 Wisconsin Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 42-22  
November 25 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 18-28  
January 1* vs. Auburn Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida (Hall of Fame Bowl) L 14-31  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 2nd year
  • Bill Young - Defensive Coordinator
  • Ron Zook - Defensive Backs Coach

1990 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jeff Davidson 5 111 Guard Denver Broncos
Joe Staysniak 7 185 Guard San Diego Chargers
Tim Moxley 9 243 Guard Washington Redskins


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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