Lot # 46: 1944 Michigan at Ohio State Program - Horvath!

Category: The Game

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Item was in Auction "Ohio Stadium Auction",
which ran from 1/3/2022 12:00 PM to
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Game program from Ohio State's 18-14 win over archrival Michigan in 1944.  In front of a crowd of 71,958 at Ohio Stadium, sixth ranked Michigan took an unexpected 7-6 lead at halftime over the third ranked Buckeyes.  Behind the best half back in college football, Ohio State rallied from being down twice to overcome the much bigger and physical Wolverines. Les Horvath ran 33 times for 104 yards and both of OSU's second half touchdowns. The Buckeyes finished the season a perfect 9-0 under Carroll Widdoes and ranked second in the country behind the stacked Army team.

A little more than a week later, Horvath would be announced as the 1944 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner.  It was the first Heisman for an Ohio State player as he edged out future winners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis.

Program is completely intact and in excellent condition with notes that Cline and Horvath scored OSU's touchdown written on one of the inside pages with pencil.

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