Otterbein wearing white jerseys with tan pants; Mount Union wearing purple jerseys.
Mount Union coach Nelson Jones was the head coach and athletic director at the university of Findlay from 1940-1948 compiling a record of 24-10-2. In 1949 he moved to Mount Union in the same positions. During his six-years in Alliance he had a record of 18-29-3. The Purple Raiders’ upset victory over the Cardinals would be their only win of the season (1-5-2).
First year for legendary Otterbein coach Robert “Moe” Agler (March 13, 1924 – September 16, 2005). “Graduating from Otterbein in 1948, Moe was an all-conference fullback for the Cardinals and helped lead the 1946 football team to the conference championship. After college, he went on to play for two years in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams and for three years in the Canadian Football League. Due to injury, he stopped playing and came back to Otterbein in 1955, where he became the most successful head football coach in Otterbein history with 75 wins over 14 seasons. In 1958, he was named athletic director for the College, a position he would hold until he retired in 1975. During “retirement”, Moe served as “O” Club president, was a leading figure in the establishment of the “O” Club Foundation, and received many service awards for his work.” http://hallofchampions.otterbein.edu/node/152
Tan & Cardinal recap, 9.30.1955, pg. 3.
Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 09.25.1955
45-7 (Mount Union Purple Raiders)
Coaches: Otterbein – Robert “Moe” Agler (Otterbein ’48), Mount Union – Nelson Jones
Otterbein's Memorial Stadium
Game Film # and Reel #
Game Film #13, Reel #33
Otterbein University, "1955 Otterbein College vs. University of Mount Union Football Film" (1955). 1950-1956 Sports Films. 12.
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