1950-1956 Sports Films

1952 Capital University vs. Otterbein College Football Film - (1 of 2)



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Otterbein wearing Tan & Cardinal; Capital wearing Purple and White with winged helmets.

The first 2:23-minutes of the first reel shows the pregame celebration for Capital’s Homecoming – the coin toss, captains’ photos, presentation of the CAP-OTTER Trophy.

CAP-OTTER TROPHY: The trophy was an outgrowth of unpleasant incidents which occurred between the two schools in 1948. Relations became strained and each school’s student councils drew up the CAP-OTTER AGREEMENT which forbade any “decorating” or other types of defacing either school’s property. Part of this agreement was the trophy which is awarded to the school having the majority of victories over the other in one on one competition.

Jack Landrum (1951-60) is the winningest coach in school history (.570, 43-32-4) and had only two losing seasons.

This was the 25th meeting in the rivalry which began in 1927. The Cardinals were up 19-0 at the half. Capital scored 20-points in the second half to win the game 20-19.

Tan & Cardinal recap, 11.13.1952, pg. 3.

Game Date


Game Score

20-19 Capital


Otterbein: Harry Ewing (Nebraska '09), Capital: Jack Landrum (Capital '34)

Game Location

Bernlohr Stadium, Bexley, Ohio

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #8 Reel #6 (Color)

Film Time



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1952 Capital University vs. Otterbein College Football Film - (1 of 2)