Friday, November 24, 2017

Ohio State vs Michigan – 1932 & 1957

It’s the big game tomorrow – Ohio State (my Alma Mater) versus Michigan – so here's a look back at some of the hoopla surrounding past games as it appeared in the Lorain Journal.

Above is a nifty little graphic featuring key players that was featured in the Lorain Journal on October 14, 1932 on the eve of the big game that year. Ohio State had creamed Michigan the previous year 20 - 7, so the Wolverines were looking for revenge.

They got it all right, beating the Buckeyes 14-0.

A more recent game’s aftermath is shown below in a page from the sports section of the Journal from Monday, November 25, 1957 – 60 years ago. Note how the coverage of the Buckeyes’ victory is completely overshadowed by the story of Jim Brown and the Cleveland Browns.

The Buckeyes ended up finishing the season 9-1, beating the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl, and earning their third national title.

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