1950-1956 Sports Films

1954 Otterbein College vs. Hiram College Football Film



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Otterbein wearing white jerseys with tan pants; Hiram wearing dark jerseys with white pants.

Otterbein HOMECOMING - 9:48-10:05 halftime, Otterbein band, cheerleaders, ROTC. Floats in background throughout film. Attendance recorded as 2,000.

Hiram coach Edward Alexander Chupa (August 8, 1918 – October 30, 2013) grew up in Lorain, Ohio and earned a football scholarship to Murray State University (KY) where he was an all-league guard. After serving in the military from 1942-46 he became head football coach at John Adams High School in Cleveland and earned a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. From 1954-1955 he was head football coach at Hiram College. His two-year record was an even 7-7-1. In 1956 he became head coach at Washington & Jefferson until 1961.

Tan & Cardinal recap, 11.5.1954, pg. 3. Players listed in Columbus Sunday Dispatch wrap-up, 10.31.1954.



Columbus Dispatch game preview, Friday, 10.23.1953,

Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 10.31.1954

Game Date


Game Score

13-7 (Otterbein Cardinals)


Coaches: Otterbein – Harry Ewing (Nebraska ’09), Hiram – Edward A. Chupa (Murray State ’41)

Game Location

Otterbein's Memorial Stadium

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #12, Reel #11

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1954 Otterbein College vs. Hiram College Football Film