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2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State buckeyes logo.png
Big Ten Co-Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W 34-20 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
2005 record 10-2 (7-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Tressel
Offensive coordinator Jim Bollman
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Jim Heacock
Base defense 4-3

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium (c. 101,568, grass)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big Ten Football Standings
    Conf       Overall
Team (Rank) W   L     W   L
#3 Penn Statexy 7 - 1     11 - 1
#4 Ohio Statex 7 - 1     10 - 2
#15 Wisconsin 5 - 3     10 - 3
Northwestern 5 - 3     7 - 5
Michigan 5 - 3     7 - 5
Iowa 5 - 3     7 - 5
Minnesota 4 - 4     7 - 5
Purdue 3 - 5     5 - 6
Michigan State 2 - 6     5 - 6
Indiana 1 - 7     4 - 7
Illinois 0 - 8     2 - 9

xChampions
yAutomatic BCS Bowl Bid
Rankings from final Coaches Poll v d e

The 2005 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented The Ohio State University in the college football season of 2005-2006. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 10 and 2, and a Big Ten Conference record of 7–1. They tied for the Big Ten Champions with Penn State.

In 2005, A.J.Hawk was the sixth Ohio State player to receive the Lombardi Award. He was also voted OSU's season MVP for this year and was All-American. All year, Troy Smith and Justin Zwick competed for the spot of starting quarterback.

Early in the season, they played their first ever meeting against the Texas Longhorns of The University of Texas,[1][2][3] which they lost, 25-22.[3]

To conclude the season, they made an appearance in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by 34-20.[4][5] They finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.

Contents

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/03/2005* 3:30 p.m. Miami University #9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 34-14  
09/10/2005* 8:00 p.m. #2 Texas #7 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC L 22-25  
09/17/2005* 12:00 p.m. San Diego State #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC W 27-6  
9/24/2005 8:00 p.m. #21 Iowa #9 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 31-6  
10/08/2005 8:00 p.m. at #18 Penn State #6 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN L 10-17  
10/15/2005† 3:30 p.m. #17 Michigan State #15 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 35-24  
10/22/2005 12:00 p.m. at Indiana #13 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN Plus W 41-10  
10/29/2005 3:30 p.m. at #22 Minnesota #13 HHH MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ABC W 45-31  
11/05/2005 3:30 p.m. Illinois #12 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ESPN2 W 40-2  
11/12/2005 3:30 p.m. Northwestern #10 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC W 48-7  
11/19/2005 3:30 p.m. at #17 Michigan #9 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 25-21  
01/02/2006* 8:00 p.m. vs. #6 Notre Dame #4 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC W 34-20  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff

Awards and honors

  • A.J. Hawk, Lombardi Award[6]

2006 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
A.J. Hawk 1 5 Linebacker Green Bay Packers
Donte Whitner 1 8 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Bobby Carpenter 1 18 Linebacker Dallas Cowboys
Santonio Holmes 1 25 Wide Receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
Nick Mangold 1 29 Center New York Jets
Ashton Youboty 3 70 Defensive Back Buffalo Bills
Anthony Schlegel 3 76 Linebacker New York Jets
Nate Salley 4 121 Defensive Back Carolina Panthers
Rob Sims 4 128 Guard Seattle Seahawks

[7]

References

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