Otterbein wearing white jerseys with tan pants; Marietta wearing blue jerseys with blue pants.
First 3:58 of film in color. First 1:54 are pregame festivities, band marching down the field, homecoming floats, homecoming court, cheerleaders, national anthem, rain begins. At 11:54 (black and white) halftime ceremonies, band marching on field, homecoming court escorted across 50-yardline, queen crowned, kissed by both Marietta and Otterbein football captains, Otterbein AFROTC unit and color guard marches down field in review, very strong winds, homecoming court go back across the field and watch game from cars.
Tan & Cardinal recap, 10.30.1953, pg. 3. (records indicate score was 9-6. However Tan and Cardinal article claims Marietta extra point thus 19-7.)
Columbus Dispatch game preview, Friday, 10.23.1953
Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 10.25.1953
19-6 (Otterbein Cardinals)
Coaches: Otterbein – Harry Ewing (Nebraska ’09), Marietta – John “Red” Smith (1952-1956, 7-29-2)
Otterbein's Memorial Stadium
Game Film # and Reel #
Game Film #10, Reel #4
Otterbein University, "1953 Otterbein College vs. Marietta College Football Film (Homecoming)" (1953). 1950-1956 Sports Films. 10.
15:06 (3:58 Color, 11:02 Black & White)
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