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1978 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 7-4-1, .625 W-L% (54th of 138)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Woody Hayes (7-4-1)

PS/G: 28.2 (15th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 18.0 (50th of 138)
SRS: 12.99 (22nd of 138) ▪ SOS: 6.40 (41st of 138)

Bowl Game: Lost Gator Bowl 17-15 versus Clemson


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Art Schlichter* QB 87 Cmp, 175 Att, 1250 Yds, 4 TD
Greg Castignola QB 5 Cmp, 13 Att, 72 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Strahine QB
Paul Campbell* RB 142 Att, 591 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Ron Springs* RB 124 Att, 585 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Cliff Belmer RB 3 Att, 9 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Ty Hicks RB 27 Att, 134 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Ricky Johnson RB 63 Att, 317 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Calvin Murray RB 64 Att, 414 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Joel Payton RB 27 Att, 71 Yds, 2.6 Avg
Ricardo Volley RB 80 Att, 439 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Doug Donley* WR 24 Rec, 510 Yds, 21.3 Avg
Rod Gerald* WR 16 Rec, 314 Yds, 19.6 Avg
Chuck Hunter WR 5 Rec, 68 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Jimmy Moore* TE 5 Rec, 51 Yds, 10.2 Avg
Ron Barwig TE 5 Rec, 98 Yds, 19.6 Avg
Keith Ferguson* OL
Ken Fritz* OL
Joe Robinson* OL
Jim Savoca* OL
Tim Vogler* OL
Ernie Andria OL
Tim Brown OL
Tom Waugh OL
Byron Cato* DL
Gary Dunn* DL
Mark Sullivan* DL
Luther Henson DL
Tom Cousineau* LB
Kelton Dansler* LB
Paul Ross* LB
Al Washington* LB
Todd Bell* DB
Ray Ellis* DB
Mike Guess* DB
Vince Skillings* DB