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1979 Ohio State Buckeyes Stats

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (11-1)

PS/G: 32.5 (5th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 10.5 (7th of 140)
SRS: 21.71 (4th of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.54 (33rd of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 17-16 versus Southern California

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 9.5 18.5 51.4 158.8 1.3 54.1 249.9 4.6 2.3
Defense 12 11.6 23.3 49.8 146.7 0.8 45.3 144.5 3.2 0.5
Difference -2.1 -4.8 +1.6 +12.1 +0.5 +8.8 +105.4 +1.4 +1.8

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Art Schlichter 105 200 52.5 1816 9.1 9.1 14 6 145.9
2 Greg Castignola 7 19 36.8 68 3.6 5.7 2 0 101.6
3 Mike Strahine 1 2 50.0 6 3.0 3.0 0 0 75.2
4 Bob Atha 1 1 100.0 15 15.0 15.0 0 0 226.0

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Calvin Murray 173 872 5.0 6 19 239 12.6 1 192 1111 5.8 7
2 Art Schlichter 133 430 3.2 9 133 430 3.2 9
3 Ricardo Volley 112 565 5.0 3 3 24 8.0 0 115 589 5.1 3
4 Paul Campbell 68 356 5.2 4 2 11 5.5 1 70 367 5.2 5
5 Jim Gayle 44 209 4.8 1 6 34 5.7 0 50 243 4.9 1
6 Tim Spencer 37 221 6.0 2 37 221 6.0 2
7 Greg Castignola 23 60 2.6 2 23 60 2.6 2
8 Cliff Belmer 20 100 5.0 0 20 100 5.0 0
9 Ricky Johnson 11 27 2.5 0 11 27 2.5 0
10 Ty Hicks 8 49 6.1 0 6 106 17.7 2 14 155 11.1 2
11 Kelvin Lindsey 6 44 7.3 1 6 44 7.3 1
12 Doug Donley 6 35 5.8 0 37 800 21.6 5 43 835 19.4 5
13 Bob Atha 5 29 5.8 0 1 6 6.0 0 6 35 5.8 0
14 Mike Strahine 3 2 0.7 0 3 2 0.7 0
15 Gary Williams 25 479 19.2 2 25 479 19.2 2
16 Charles Hunter 7 144 20.6 2 7 144 20.6 2
17 Brad Dwelle 4 22 5.5 2 4 22 5.5 2
18 Bill Jaco 3 29 9.7 0 3 29 9.7 0
19 Ron Barwig 1 11 11.0 1 1 11 11.0 1

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 Ray Ellis 4 47 11.8 1
2 Mike Guess 4 30 7.5 0
3 Marcus Marek 3 0 0.0 0
4 Vince Skillings 3 76 25.3 0
5 Bob Murphy 2 0 0.0 0
6 Ben Lee 1 11 11.0 0
7 Brian Schwartz 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Ty Hicks 14 250 17.9 0 1
2 Gary Williams 4 79 19.8 0 1 5 5.0 0
3 Tim Spencer 2 24 12.0 0
4 Bernie Brown 1 8 8.0 0
5 Jim Laughlin 1 7 7.0 0 2 34 17.0 0
6 Mike Guess 23 279 12.1 0
7 Norman Burrows 3 61 20.3 0
8 Mark Sullivan 1 30 30.0 0
9 Brian Schwartz 1 -5 -5.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Vlade Janakievski 43 46 93.5 18 21 85.7 97
2 Bob Atha 1 3 33.3
3 Tom Orosz 43 1788 41.6