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1990 Ohio State Buckeyes football team


1990 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

Air Force
Conference Big Ten Conference
1990 record 7–4–1 (5–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach John Cooper
Defensive coordinator Bill Young
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 86,071)

The 1990 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1990–1991. The Buckeyes compiled a 7–4–1 record, including the in Memphis, Tennessee, where they lost 23–11 to the Air Force Falcons.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 3:30 PM Texas Tech* #18 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 17–10   88,707[1]
September 15 12:00 PM at Boston College* #17 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 31–10   32,432[1]
September 29 3:30 PM #18 USC* #15 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC L 26–35   89,422[1]
October 6 3:30 PM #13 Illinois #20 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck) ABC L 20–31   89,404[1]
October 13 12:30 PM at #22 Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN T 27–27   52,080[1]
October 20 2:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 42–2   57,031[1]
October 27 1:30 PM Minnesota Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 52–23   89,688[1]
November 3 1:30 PM Northwestern Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 48–7   89,177[1]
November 10 12:00 PM at #6 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 27–26   70,033[1]
November 17 2:00 PM at Wisconsin #21 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 35–10   41,403[1]
November 24 12:00 PM #15 Michigan #19 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) ABC L 13–16   90,054[1]
December 27 7:00 PM vs. Air Force* #24 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN () ESPN L 11–23   39,262[1]
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 3rd year
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Coordinator (7th year)
  • Jim Colletto - Offensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Ron Hudson - Quarterbacks (3rd year)
  • Gene Huey - Offensive Wide Receivers (3rd year)
  • Bob Palcic - Offensive Line (5th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (9th year)
  • Bobby Turner - Running Backs (2nd year)
  • Bill Young - Defensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Ron Zook - Defensive Backs (3rd year)

1991 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Vinnie Clark 1 19 Defensive Back Green Bay Packers
Jeff Graham 2 46 Wide Receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
Bobby Olive 11 300 Wide Receiver Kansas City Chiefs

Awards and honors


Win/Loss statistics
  • Ohio State Historical Scores
Draft data
  • Ohio State Drafted Players
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