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1983 Ohio State Buckeyes Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (16th of 112) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (9-3)

PS/G: 34.2 (3rd of 112) ▪ PA/G: 17.2 (31st of 112)
SRS: 14.51 (10th of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.59 (42nd of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 28-23 versus Pittsburgh

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 12.5 23.1 54.2 195.6 1.3 49.3 225.5 4.6 2.9
Defense 12 20.2 34.3 58.7 237.7 1.4 36.7 114.1 3.1 0.6
Difference -7.7 -11.2 -4.5 -42.1 -0.1 +12.6 +111.4 +1.5 +2.3

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Mike Tomczak 131 237 55.3 1942 8.2 6.8 13 13 131.2
2 Jim Karsatos 14 30 46.7 322 10.7 10.6 2 1 152.2
3 Brent Offenbecher 5 10 50.0 83 8.3 5.8 1 1 132.7

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Keith Byars 222 1199 5.4 20 23 359 15.6 1 245 1558 6.4 21
2 Vaughn Broadnax 84 346 4.1 4 3 24 8.0 1 87 370 4.3 5
3 Mike Tomczak 69 250 3.6 4 69 250 3.6 4
4 Kelvin Lindsey 56 254 4.5 2 6 48 8.0 1 62 302 4.9 3
5 Roman Bates 53 293 5.5 3 2 13 6.5 1 55 306 5.6 4
6 John Wooldridge 51 264 5.2 2 5 40 8.0 0 56 304 5.4 2
7 Barry Walker 26 124 4.8 0 1 6 6.0 0 27 130 4.8 0
8 Jim Karsatos 8 -10 -1.3 0 8 -10 -1.3 0
9 Tim Stephens 7 0 0.0 0 7 0 0.0 0
10 Brent Offenbecher 6 -25 -4.2 0 6 -25 -4.2 0
11 Mike Lanese 4 6 1.5 0 4 6 1.5 0
12 Ken Blair 3 7 2.3 0 3 7 2.3 0
13 Cedric Anderson 3 -2 -0.7 0 26 524 20.2 3 29 522 18.0 3
14 John Frank 45 641 14.2 4 45 641 14.2 4
15 Thad Jemison 35 558 15.9 3 35 558 15.9 3
16 Doug Smith 2 76 38.0 1 2 76 38.0 1
17 Jay Holland 2 58 29.0 1 2 58 29.0 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 Kelvin Bell 5 68 13.6 0
2 Garcia Lane 3 16 5.3 0
3 Rowland Tatum 3 62 20.7 0
4 Doug Hill 2 32 16.0 0
5 Shaun Gayle 1 0 0.0 0
6 Tony Giuliani 1 0 0.0 0
7 Thomas Johnson 1 3 3.0 0
8 Orlando Lowry 1 0 0.0 0
9 Spencer Nelms 1 0 0.0 0
10 Mark Pfister 1 0 0.0 0
11 Kevin Richardson 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 John Wooldridge 5 106 21.2 0
2 Kelvin Lindsey 4 80 20.0 0
3 Jay Holland 3 39 13.0 0
4 John Frank 3 16 5.3 0
5 Keith Byars 2 136 68.0 1
6 Roman Bates 2 52 26.0 0
7 Vaughn Broadnax 1 15 15.0 0
8 Garcia Lane 26 279 10.7 2
9 Mike Lanese 5 29 5.8 0
10 Darryl Lee 1 20 20.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Paul Allen 6 10 60.0
2 Rich Spangler 53 54 98.1 3 7 42.9 62
3 Karl Edwards 41 1711 41.7