Throwback Thursday - 1968 National Championship Team

Oct. 24, 2013

Coach Woody Hayes' 1968 squad was arguably the finest Ohio State team in history. A dominating 50-14 win over Michigan and a 27-16 come-from behind victory over Southern California in the Rose Bowl earned the school its fifth national championship. 

The "Super Sophomores," as they've come to be known as, were led by College Football Hall of Famers quarterback Rex Kern, offensive lineman Jim Stillwagon and defensive back Jack Tatum. The Buckeyes finished the season with a perfect 10-0 mark, knocking off No. 1 Purdue, No. 2 USC and No. 4 Michigan along the way.

Another interesting fact about the 1968 season. It was the first time that Buckeye leaves appeared on Ohio State helmets after coach Hayes and longtime trainer Ernie Biggs decided to change the look of the uniforms.

'68 season results & box score from '69 Rose Bowl vs USC

National Championship Team