Lot # 22: 1942 Ohio State vs Iowa Seahawks - National Champs!

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Game Program from Ohio State's 41-12 win over Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks on November 28, 1942. It was a battle of two head coaching heavyweights as Minnesota legendary coach Bernie Bierman was across the sidelines from Ohio State's Paul Brown.

The Buckeyes entered this regular season finale with an 8-1 record after being the top ranked team in the country for the first five weeks. Ohio State's only loss came the week prior in "The Bad Water Game" at Wisconsin when several Ohio State players went ill after drinking stale water during the train ride north.  The previous week, Ohio State defeated archrival Michigan in a battle of two top five teams.

Ohio State entered against Iowa Pre-Flight as the third ranked team, moving up after top ranked Georgia was upset by Auburn the previous week. Behind two touchdowns each by Les Horvath and Paul Sarringhaus, the Buckeyes routed the Seahawks by 29 points. They'd still need some help elsewhere, though, on the final week of the season.  Georgia bounced back and thumped second ranked Georgia Tech, 34-0, and a four-loss Holy Cross team took it to top ranked Boston College, 55-12. It ascended a one-loss Ohio State team to its first ever National Championship.

This Program is complete and fully intact.  There is tape on the lower left binding. 

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