Top Moments of the 1930s

Decade No. 2 of Ohio Stadium

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    Pitt Turned Away

    In Wes Fesler’s final home game, he leads Ohio State to a 16-7 win over Pitt while playing fullback, completing eight passes and calling the offensive signals. 

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    Knocking off Navy

    Ohio State defeated Navy 20-0 on homecoming, but that wasn’t all: the night before the game, a group of students famously found Navy’s mascot, a goat, and dyed a portion of it scarlet and gray.

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    Homecoming in Ohio Stadium

    In a season where Ohio State opened with a 75-0 win over Virginia and relinquished just six points at home, the homecoming game was one to be remembered.

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    Monumental Win over Michigan

    A Francis Schmidt-led Buckeye team defeats Michigan 34-0 to earn its first pair of gold pants, a tradition Schmidt started when he was hired earlier that year.

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    Owens takes over Track World

    Jesse Owens competes in track and field inside Ohio Stadium for the Buckeyes. In May of 1935, he set three world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Championships, which were held in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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    "The Game of the Century"

    Tabbed as “The Game of the Century,” Notre Dame scores a late touchdown with 30 seconds to play to secure a 18-13 win over the Buckeyes. All 18 Irish points were scored in the fourth quarter. 

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    First Script Ohio is Performed

    “Script Ohio” is performed for the first time in Ohio Stadium on October 10, 1936 prior to the Buckeyes’ game vs. Pittsburgh.

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    Third Straight Win over Michigan

    The Buckeyes finish their 1936 season with a 21-0 shutout of Michigan. Tippy Dye becomes the first Ohio State quarterback to go 3-0 against the Wolverines. 

Feature Game of the 1930s

 

WATCH

On Nov. 2, 1935, Ohio State was on the losing end of a fourth-quarter comeback by Notre Dame in Columbus, Ohio, as the Buckeyes fell, 18-13, in the very first “Game of the Century.”

 

 

Game Recap – 1935 Ohio State Yearbook 

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  • 1940s

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    Top of the Mountain

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  • 1950s

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    Woody, Hop & National Prominence

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  • 1960s

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    National Titles Nearly Bookend Decade

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  • 1970s

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    Buckeyes are the first to reach four-straight Rose Bowls

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  • 1980s

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    Primetime

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  • 1990s

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    Stars abound perform in the Horseshoe

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  • 2000s

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    A New Century

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  • 2010s

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    Another Era of Dominance

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