Otterbein wearing Tan and Cardinal; Adrian wearing black and gold. Rosters are available in Dispatch game wrap-up article.
First meeting between the two schools. Adrian Bulldogs, Otterbein Cardinals.
Lyman E. Abbott (March 1, 1912 – January 17, 1981) was the head football coach at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan for four seasons, from 1946 to 1949, compiling a record of 12–20–1. Abbott was also the head basketball coach at Adrian from 1946 to 1950, tallying a mark of 21–63. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyman_E._Abbott)
References: Columbus Dispatch pre-game report 1948.11.18, pg. 24A. Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 1948.11.21, D3
Coaches: Otterbein – George W. Novotny (OSU ‘38), Adrian – Lyman E. Abbott
Otterbein's Memorial Stadium
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Game Film #4, Reel #2
Otterbein University, "1948 Otterbein College vs. Adrian College (MI) Football Film" (1948). Sports Films 1940's. 3.
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