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1981 Ohio State Buckeyes Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (9-3)

PS/G: 32.2 (4th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 21.1 (83rd of 137)
SRS: 11.51 (22nd of 137) ▪ SOS: 3.59 (59th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 31-28 versus Navy

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 16.1 30.9 52.0 224.9 1.6 47.3 192.5 4.1 2.5
Defense 12 21.8 40.8 53.4 273.2 1.8 35.8 94.6 2.6 0.4
Difference -5.7 -9.9 -1.4 -48.3 -0.2 +11.5 +97.9 +1.5 +2.1

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Art Schlichter 183 350 52.3 2551 7.3 7.0 17 10 123.8
2 Bob Atha 4 12 33.3 59 4.9 -0.9 1 2 68.8
3 Mike Tomczak 4 7 57.1 73 10.4 6.9 1 1 163.3
4 Tim Stephens 2 2 100.0 16 8.0 8.0 0 0 167.2

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Tim Spencer 226 1217 5.4 12 23 210 9.1 0 249 1427 5.7 12
2 Jim Gayle 153 732 4.8 9 20 191 9.6 0 173 923 5.3 9
3 Art Schlichter 80 -42 -0.5 6 80 -42 -0.5 6
4 Vaughn Broadnax 50 184 3.7 1 1 -7 -7.0 0 51 177 3.5 1
5 Bob Atha 18 79 4.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 19 83 4.4 1
6 Craig Dunn 12 34 2.8 0 12 34 2.8 0
7 Cedric Anderson 6 17 2.8 0 31 564 18.2 5 37 581 15.7 5
8 Tim O'Cain 5 43 8.6 1 2 7 3.5 0 7 50 7.1 1
9 Ed McDuffie 4 23 5.8 0 4 23 5.8 0
10 Tim Stephens 3 -2 -0.7 0 3 -2 -0.7 0
11 Victor Langley 2 17 8.5 0 6 120 20.0 1 8 137 17.1 1
12 Mike Tomczak 2 15 7.5 0 2 15 7.5 0
13 Ken Blair 2 9 4.5 0 2 9 4.5 0
14 Ray Myers 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
15 Kevin Richardson 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
16 Gary Williams 50 941 18.8 6 50 941 18.8 6
17 John Frank 45 449 10.0 3 45 449 10.0 3
18 Brad Dwelle 7 91 13.0 2 7 91 13.0 2
19 Thad Jemison 5 83 16.6 1 5 83 16.6 1
20 Trent Penn 1 34 34.0 1 1 34 34.0 1
21 Russ Gatewood 1 12 12.0 0 1 12 12.0 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 Anthony Griggs 4 34 8.5 0
2 Kelvin Bell 3 17 5.7 0
3 Shaun Gayle 3 4 1.3 0
4 Doug Hill 3 28 9.3 0
5 Glen Cobb 2 0 0.0 0
6 Garcia Lane 2 62 31.0 0
7 Mark Eberts 1 52 52.0 1
8 Jay Holland 1 0 0.0 0
9 Marcus Marek 1 8 8.0 0
10 Spencer Nelms 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 Tim Spencer 18 367 20.4 0
2 Victor Langley 8 167 20.9 0
3 Jeff Cisco 2 38 19.0 0 16 88 5.5 0
4 John Frank 2 4 2.0 0
5 Ray Myers 1 18 18.0 0
6 Jim Gayle 1 12 12.0 0
7 Brad Dwelle 1 12 12.0 0
8 Garcia Lane 23 205 8.9 0
9 Cedric Anderson 1 10 10.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Bob Atha 43 44 97.7 13 19 68.4 82 33 1322 40.1
2 Bill Andrews 2 2 100.0
3 McFarland 1 1 100.0
4 Gary Alders 15 548 36.5
5 Karl Edwards 13 521 40.1