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Earle Bruce

Career Record: 19 Years, 139-82-2, .628 Pct. (*at major schools)
Bowl Record: 11 Bowls, 6-5, .545 Pct. (*in major bowls)

Coaching Record

Year School G W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Bowl Notes
1973 Iowa State 11 4 7 0 .364 9.63 11.90
1974 Iowa State 11 4 7 0 .364 6.34 8.43
1975 Iowa State 11 4 7 0 .364 3.19 9.10
1976 Iowa State 11 8 3 0 .727 13.89 5.16 14 19
1977 Iowa State 12 8 4 0 .667 8.71 4.13 16 Peach Bowl-L
1978 Iowa State 12 8 4 0 .667 8.02 4.94 20 15 Hall of Fame Classic-L
1979 Ohio State 12 11 1 0 .917 21.71 6.54 1 4 Rose Bowl-L
1980 Ohio State 12 9 3 0 .750 16.74 6.33 1 1 15 Fiesta Bowl-L
1981 Ohio State 12 9 3 0 .750 11.51 3.59 11 7 15 Liberty Bowl-W
1982 Ohio State 12 9 3 0 .750 14.99 4.82 14 12 12 Holiday Bowl-W
1983 Ohio State 12 9 3 0 .750 14.51 3.59 9 3 9 Fiesta Bowl-W
1984 Ohio State 12 9 3 0 .750 12.00 2.00 7 2 13 Rose Bowl-L
1985 Ohio State 12 9 3 0 .750 15.13 6.72 8 3 14 Citrus Bowl-W
1986 Ohio State 13 10 3 0 .769 15.04 4.81 9 7 7 Cotton Bowl-W
1987 Ohio State 11 6 4 1 .591 8.83 5.74 4 4
1989 Colorado State 11 5 5 1 .500 1.47 1.38
1990 Colorado State 13 9 4 0 .692 3.42 -2.43 Freedom Bowl-W
1991 Colorado State 11 3 8 0 .273 -9.52 -2.61
1992 Colorado State 12 5 7 0 .417 -6.25 -2.66
Overall 223 139 82 2 .628 8.91 4.29
Iowa State 68 36 32 0 .529 8.30 7.28
Ohio State 108 81 26 1 .755 14.50 4.90
Colorado State 47 22 24 1 .479 -2.72 -1.58

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Includes seasons at major schools

Consensus All-Americans
Keith Byars (1984)
Cris Carter (1986)
Ken Fritz (1979)
Jim Lachey (1984)
Marcus Marek (1982)
Chris Spielman (1986-1987)
Tom Tupa (1987)

Games
1977 Iowa State 12 (#1)
1978 Iowa State 12 (#3)
1979 Ohio State 12 (#1)
1980 Ohio State 12 (#2)
1981 Ohio State 12 (#2)
1982 Ohio State 12 (#3)
1983 Ohio State 12 (#4)
1984 Ohio State 12 (#6)
1985 Ohio State 12 (#3)
1986 Ohio State 13 (#1)
1990 Colorado State 13 (#1)
1992 Colorado State 12 (#9)
Career 223 (#70)

Wins
1979 Ohio State 11 (#2)
1981 Ohio State 9 (#10)
1984 Ohio State 9 (#10)
1986 Ohio State 10 (#5)
Career 139 (#71)

Losses
Career 82 (#90)

Win-Loss Percentage
1979 Ohio State .917 (#4)
Career .628 (#134)

Bowl Games
Career 11 (#38)

Bowl Wins
Career 6 (#38)

Bowl Losses
Career 5 (#51)

Bowl Win-Loss Percentage
Career .545 (#26)