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1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Sugar Bowl, L 31-14 vs. Florida State
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #12
AP #12
1997 record 10-3 (6-2 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1996 1998 »

The 1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1997-1998. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1998 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, where they lost 31–14 to the Florida State Seminoles.



Date Opponent Site Result
August 28* Wyoming Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 24-10  
September 13* Bowling Green Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 44-13  
September 20* Arizona Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 28-20  
September 27* at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 31-10  
October 4 Iowa Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 23-7  
October 11 at Penn State Beaver StadiumState College, PA L 27-31  
October 18 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 31-0  
October 25 Northwestern Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 49-6  
November 1 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumLansing, Michigan W 37-13  
November 8 at Minnesota The MetrodomeMinneapolis, Minnesota W 31-3  
November 15 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 41-6  
November 22 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 14-20  
January 1* vs. Florida State Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana (Sugar Bowl) L 14-31  
*Non-Conference Game.

Coaching staff

NFL draft

For the first time since the NFL draft's inception in 1936, no Ohio State players were selected in the 1998 NFL Draft.[1]


Win/Loss statistics


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