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1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
AP  No. 7
Head coach  Earle Bruce (8th year)
Coaches  No. 6
1986 record  10–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
MVP  Cris Carter
1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

The 1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1987 Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas, Texas, where they won 28–12 against the Texas A&M Aggies.


Coaching staff

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach (8th year)
  • Gary Blackney - Defensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Bill Conley - Offense (3rd year)
  • Steve Devine - Offensive Line (4th year)
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line (5th year)
  • Chuck Heater - Defensive Backs (2nd year)
  • Tom Lichtenberg - Quarterbacks/Receivers (1st year)
  • Urban Meyer - Offensive Tight Ends (1st year)
  • Bob Palcic - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (5th year)
  • Lenny Willis - (2nd year)
  • Purdue

  • David Brown 100 Yd INT RET for TD (Big Ten record)
  • Cris Carter 7 Rec, 118 Yds
  • Jim Bryant 24 Rush, 129 Yds
  • References

    1986 Ohio State Buckeyes football team Wikipedia