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1978 Ohio State Buckeyes Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 7.8 15.8 49.5 111.2 0.3 61.0 275.8 4.5 3.1
Defense 12 14.3 26.3 54.1 161.4 0.9 50.8 151.8 3.0 1.3
Difference -6.5 -10.5 -4.6 -50.2 -0.6 +10.2 +124.0 +1.5 +1.8

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Art Schlichter 87 175 49.7 1250 7.1 2.2 4 21 93.3
2 Greg Castignola 5 13 38.5 72 5.5 5.5 0 0 85.0
3 Rod Gerald 2 2 100.0 12 6.0 6.0 0 0 150.4

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Art Schlichter 157 590 3.8 13 157 590 3.8 13
2 Paul Campbell 142 591 4.2 9 5 34 6.8 0 147 625 4.3 9
3 Ron Springs 124 585 4.7 2 13 78 6.0 0 137 663 4.8 2
4 Ricardo Volley 80 439 5.5 2 5 28 5.6 0 85 467 5.5 2
5 Calvin Murray 64 414 6.5 2 6 80 13.3 0 70 494 7.1 2
6 Ricky Johnson 63 317 5.0 3 6 43 7.2 0 69 360 5.2 3
7 Greg Castignola 33 144 4.4 3 33 144 4.4 3
8 Ty Hicks 27 134 5.0 1 3 24 8.0 0 30 158 5.3 1
9 Joel Payton 27 71 2.6 1 1 6 6.0 0 28 77 2.8 1
10 Rod Gerald 9 7 0.8 1 16 314 19.6 1 25 321 12.8 2
11 Mike Strahine 3 9 3.0 0 3 9 3.0 0
12 Cliff Belmer 3 9 3.0 0 3 9 3.0 0
13 Doug Donley 24 510 21.3 3 24 510 21.3 3
14 Ron Barwig 5 98 19.6 0 5 98 19.6 0
15 Chuck Hunter 5 68 13.6 0 5 68 13.6 0
16 Jimmy Moore 5 51 10.2 0 5 51 10.2 0

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Vince Skillings 6 109 18.2 1
2 Kelton Dansler 2 3 1.5 0
3 Ray Ellis 2 0 0.0 0
4 Bob Murphy 2 3 1.5 0
5 Alvin Washington 2 27 13.5 0
6 Leon Ellison 1 0 0.0 0
7 Mike Guess 1 2 2.0 0
8 Paul Ross 1 23 23.0 0
9 Mark Sullivan 1 13 13.0 1

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Ty Hicks 19 398 20.9 1
2 Calvin Murray 9 207 23.0 0
3 Doug Donley 3 79 26.3 0
4 Mike Guess 1 19 19.0 0 38 350 9.2 0
5 Ron Springs 1 18 18.0 0
6 Rod Gerald 1 16 16.0 0
7 Jim Laughlin 1 28 28.0 0
8 John Epitropoulos 1 14 14.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Bob Atha 6 9 66.7
2 Vlade Janakievski 40 43 93.0 1 2 50.0 43
3 Tom Orosz 47 2055 43.7