1988 Ohio State Football Schedule & Results

  • Season Record: 4-6-1
  • Conference Record: 2-5-1
  • Home Record: 3-3
  • Road Record: 1-3-1
  • Head Coach: John Cooper

John Cooper’s first season with Ohio State was a rocky one that resulted in a tie for seventh place in the Big Ten and no bowl appearance. OSU scored a combined 229 points (20.8 ppg) and allowed 283 (25.7 ppg). Ohio State did not win consecutive games all year. The highlight of 1988 was a wild home win against seventh-ranked LSU in Week 3. Unable to capitalize on that win, OSU went on to lose their next three games to open the Big Ten season.