Lot # 70: Nov. 1968 The Lantern Newspaper - The Game!

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Ohio State entered the 1968 season as the 11th ranked team in the country, but their youth left a lot to be proven.  The third week of the season served as the Super Soph's coming out party against top-ranked Purdue. The young Buckeyes entered the game as a 13-point underdog, despite being fourth ranked in the country. Behind an interception returned for a touchdown by Ted Provost, Ohio State's defense shutout the #1 Boilermakers, 13-0, in Columbus. The double-digit win catapulted OSU to the second ranked team in the land until they throttled rival Michigan in the regular season finale, and clinched a spot in the 1969 Rose Bowl. Ohio State would go on to defeat second ranked USC in to capture the school's fifth National Championship and the fourth for legendary head coach Woody Hayes.

This newspaper dates November 25, 1968, the Monday following the big win against their archrival. The headline reads, "Happy Pandemonium Rose On High After Buckeye Win".  This newspaper is complete and in terrific condition and would look beautiful framed in your Buckeye Room!

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