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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)
Awards and Honors
1979 AFCA Coach of the Year Award
1979 Big Ten Coach of the Year
1979 FWAA Coach of the Year Award
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 (#37)
Bowl Wins
Career 6 (#36)
Bowl Losses
Career 5 (#50)
Bowl Win-Loss Percentage
Career .545 (#26)