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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

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

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