Bowl Games

Record: 25-25*

 

Discover Orange Bowl vs Clemson – Jan. 3, 2014
Sun Life Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
#12 Tigers 40, #7 Buckeyes 35

Despite a valiant effort from quarterback Braxton Miller (No. 5), who suffered a cracked rib and partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder during the game, Ohio State was unable to overcome a record-setting evening from Clemson’s tandem of quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Clemson 2014

Allstate Sugar Bowl vs Alabama – Jan. 1, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
#4 Buckeyes 42, #1 Crimson Tide 35

Running back Ezekiel Elliott (No. 15) rushed for 230 yards — 85 of which came through the heart of the South — to lead Ohio State to an upset win over top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal. All four teams wore special Nike Diamond Quest uniforms, with the Buckeyes giving a nod to their 1968 national championship team, and a playoff trophy decal on their helmets.

Alabama 2015

CFP National Championship vs Oregon – Jan. 12, 2015
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
#4 Buckeyes 42, #2 Ducks 20

Elliott continued his late-season tear with 246 yards and four touchdowns in Ohio State’s national championship win over Oregon. The Buckeyes wore the home version of their Diamond Quest alternate uniforms.

Oregon 2015

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl vs Notre Dame – Jan. 1, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
#7 Buckeyes 44, #8 Fighting Irish 28

Quarterback J.T. Barrett (No. 16) threw for 211 yards and a touchdown with 96 yards rushing to help the Buckeyes throttle Notre Dame, 44-28, in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Barrett was named game’s most valuable offensive player.

Notre Dame 2016

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl vs Clemson – Dec. 31, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
#2 Tigers 31, #3 Buckeyes 0

Heisman runner-up Deshaun Watson rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another as eventual national champion Clemson shut out Ohio State, with both teams once again donning Nike’s Diamond Quest uniforms. The Tigers contained the Buckeyes’ offensive attack and limited running back Curtis Samuel (No. 4) to just 67 total yards.

Clemson 2016

Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs USC – Dec. 29, 2017
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
#5 Buckeyes 24, #8 Trojans 7

Safety Damon Webb (No. 7) recovered a fumble to set up an early score and then returned an interception for a touchdown to give Ohio State — which just missed out on a berth in the College Football Playoff — its first win over USC in seven tries (1973 Rose Bowl).

USC 2017

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual – Jan. 1, 2019
Rose Bowl Stadium – Pasadena, CA
#6 Ohio State 28, #9 Washington 23

Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins (No. 7) became just the sixth player in college football history to throw 50 touchdown passes or more in a single season as Ohio State dispatched Washington in Urban Meyer’s final game at the helm. The Buckeyes notably replaced their B1G helmet bumper with a three-dimensional Rose Bowl logo.

Washington 2019

*Includes vacated 2011 Sugar Bowl win vs Arkansas

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