1958 Rose Bowl: Ohio State v. Oregon (Drive-Thru... kinda)





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Uploaded on Feb 6, 2009


Ohio State beats Oregon 10-7 in the 1958 Rose Bowl to clinch the UPI national championship. Auburn, the no. 1 ranked team in the country at the time per the AP, was on probation for recruiting violations and was effectively barred from a national title. Ohio State won AP recognition almost by default.

Clips from this game are necessarily limited as reels 2 and 4 are lost to history. Therefore, you don't get to see any of the second quarter, almost all of the 3rd quarter and the early parts of the 4th quarter where Ohio State kicked what would eventually become the game winning field goal.

The footage comes from a 1959 re-airing of the game under the billing as the oldest surviving Rose Bowl telecast known to exist. I'm not sure of the veracity of that claim now, but there is some corroborating factors out there. The first local telecast occurred in 1948, the first national telecast occurred in 1952.

Mel Allen and Chick Hearn were on the call for this game.

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