Lot # 16: 1920 Ohio State at Illinois Program

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Item was in Auction "Inaugural Auction",
which ran from 1/8/2020 12:00 PM to
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Unbeaten Ohio State traveled to Champaign-Urbana with revenge on their mind in 1920. The previous season, Illinois scored with eight seconds remaining to spoil Ohio State's undefeated season and hand Chic Harley the first loss of his college career. With Harley graduated, this was Pete Stincomb's team.

With the score tied at 0-0 and just a few seconds remaining, Pete Stinchcomb drew up the final play from the Illinois 43-yard line.  Harry "Hoge" Workman got the ball behind the line of scrimmage and avoided the Illini pass rush. He threw a long pass to Cyril "Truck" Myers, who caught caught it and scored triumphantly as time expired.  It gave Ohio State an undisputed Big Ten Champnship, but more importantly, it led to the school's first ever invitation to the Tournament of Roses.

This paper program has wrinkles and some tears most noticeably horizontally in the middle, but is the first ever seen by the majority of Ohio State program collectors.

This lot originates from the Tee Young Collection, captain of the 1924 Ohio State football team.  He passed away from colon cancer in 1973.  A percentage of the total sale of this lot will be donated to the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer in honor of Francis "Tee" Young.

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