| Big Ten Conference|
John Cooper (1st year)
| 4–6–1 (2–5–1 Big Ten)|
| Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,399)|1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team Wikipedia
The 1988 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the first season for head coach John Cooper. The Buckeyes played their home games in Ohio Stadium. The team finished the season with a win-loss record of 4–6–1, and a Big Ten Conference record of 2–5–1.