2004 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team
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2004 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team

2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Alamo Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 20
2004 record8-4 (4-4 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Tressel (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Bollman (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMark Snyder (1st; 4th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorMel Tucker (1st; 4th overall season)
Base defense4-3
MVPMike Nugent
Captains
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 101,568, grass)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Iowa +   7 1         10 2  
No. 14 Michigan $+   7 1         9 3  
No. 17 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
No. 20 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes played their home games at Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a record of 8-4 and a Big Ten Conference record of 4-4.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 412:00 p.m.Cincinnati*No. 9ESPN+W 27-6104,604[1]
September 113:30 p.m.Marshall*No. 9
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCW 24-21104,622[1]
September 183:30 p.m.at NC State*No. 9ABCW 22-1456,800[1]
October 29:00 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 7ESPN2L 27-33 OT47,130[1]
October 93:30 p.m.No. 15 WisconsinNo. 18
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ABCL 13-24105,090[1]
October 163:30 p.m.at IowaNo. 25ABCL 7-3370,397[1]
October 2312:00 p.m.Indiana
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
ESPN+W 30-7104,538[1]
October 3012:00 p.m.Penn State
ABCW 21-10104,947[1]
November 612:00 p.m.at Michigan StateESPNW 32-1972,222[1]
November 133:30 p.m.at PurdueESPNL 17-2464,639[1]
November 201:00 p.m.No. 7 Michigan
ABCW 37-21105,456[1]
December 298:00 p.m.vs. Oklahoma State*No. 24ESPNW 33-765,265[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staff

  • Jim Tressel - Head Coach (4th year)
  • Jim Bollman - Offensive Line/OC (4th year)
  • Bill Conley - Recruiting Coordinator (18th year)
  • Joe Daniels - Quarterbacks / Passing Game Coordinator (4th year)
  • Ryan Smith- Co-Quarterbacks (1st year)
  • Luke Fickell - Defensive Linebackers (4th year)
  • Darrell Hazell - Wide Receivers (1st year)
  • Jim Heacock - Defensive Line (9th year)
  • Mark Snyder - Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Dick Tressel - Running Backs (4th year)
  • Mel Tucker - Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (4th year)
  • Bob Tucker - Director of Football Operations (10th year)

Depth chart

Q[2]

2005 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Mike Nugent 2 47 Kicker New York Jets
Dustin Fox 3 80 Defensive Back Minnesota Vikings
Maurice Clarett 3 101 Running Back Denver Broncos

[3]

Game summaries

Cincinnati

1 234Total
Cincinnati 0 330 6
Ohio State 0 10710 27

[4]

Marshall

1 234Total
Marshall 7 707 21
Ohio State 14 703 24

[5]

Michigan

Michigan at Ohio State
1 234Total
Michigan 14 007 21
Ohio State 7 13143 37

Alamo Bowl

Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State
1 234Total
Oklahoma State 0 007 7
Ohio State 13 1073 33

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP 9 9 9 7 7 18 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 24 20
Coaches Poll 9 9 7 6 6 15 23 NR NR NR NR NR NR 22 22 19
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 25 Not released

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Team Game-by-Game Statistics". The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ 1986 Ohio State Football Media Guide
  3. ^ Ohio State Drafted Players
  4. ^ "Ohio State Relies on Defense to Tackle Bearcats". ESPN. September 4, 2004. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Ohio State Survives on Last-Second Field Goal". ESPN. September 11, 2004. Retrieved 2014.

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