Photos From Ohio State's 1968 Undefeated National Championship Season

By Kevin Harrish on October 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm
The Game, 1968.

50 years ago, one of the greatest teams in Buckeye football history dominated its way to a perfect 10-0 season and a national championship.

That season, the Buckeyes averaged 32 points and 440 yards per game and the defense allowed just 15 points and 292 yards. Ohio State topped four top-20 teams and three top-five teams on its way to the title, beating No. 1 Purdue, No. 16 Michigan State, No. 4 Michigan and No. 2 USC.

Members of that legendary 1968 squad will be honored during the first half of Saturday's game against Minnesota for the 50th anniversary of their accomplishments. Before that happens, let's take a look back at some photographs from that memorable season.

09/28/68 vs. SMU Columbus, Ohio W, 35-14 Box Score (PDF)
10/05/68 vs. Oregon Columbus, Ohio W, 21-6 Box Score (PDF)
10/12/68 vs. No. 1 Purdue Columbus, Ohio W, 13-0 Box Score (PDF)
10/19/68 vs. Northwestern Columbus, Ohio W, 45-21 Box Score (PDF)
10/26/68 at Illinois Champaign, Ill. W, 31-24 Box Score (PDF)
11/02/68 vs. No. 16 Michigan State Columbus, Ohio W, 25-20 Box Score (PDF)
11/09/68 at Wisconsin Madison, Wisc. W, 43-8 Box Score (PDF)
11/16/68 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa W, 33-27 Box Score (PDF)
11/23/68 vs. No. 4 Michigan Columbus, Ohio W, 50-14 Box Score (PDF)
01/01/69 vs. No. 2 USC Pasadena, Calif. W, 27-16 Box Score (PDF)
1968 National Champions.
1968 freshman team.
1968 Football Roster
Rex Kern
Defense against Purdue
sideline shot
The defense.
Woody Hayes
Rex Kern against Northwestern.
Kern running 
Jack Tatum against Michigan.
Ohio State vs. Michigan


Rose Bowl Parade
World's crispiest hat.
Fans at the Rose Bowl
Jim Otis Rose Bowl.
Jim Otis scores in the Rose Bowl
Jim Otis in the Rose Bowl
Rex Kern in the Rose Bowl.
Final Scoreboard
Woody carries off the field
Game Recap

All photos courtesy of the Ohio State Department of Athletics.

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