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Otterbein is in dark jerseys, Denison is in white.

Denison coach Jack Carl (Denison ’41) was a member of coaching legend Bo McMillin’s staff at Indiana (1946) before moving to Hanover College (Indiana) as head coach for the 1947-1948 seasons. During his tenure at Hanover his teams led the country in total offense. In 1949 he returned to his alma mater replacing another coaching legend, Woody Hayes, who had moved on to Miami University.

The game was played in extreme heat. Two Otterbein players would go on to make their mark on college athletics. Senior quarterback Fred Martinelli (#55) would go on to be a longtime National Football Foundation Hall of Fame coach at Ashland College. Sophomore end, Elmer “Bud” Yoest (#77) went on to be a football assistant, cross country and track head coach and finally athletic director at Otterbein.

Rosters are available in game program.


Columbus Dispatch pre-game report, 10.06.1950, 14B

Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 10.08.1950

Game Date


Game Score

26-0 (Denison)


Coaches: Otterbein – George W. Novotny (OSU ‘38), Denison – Jack Carl (Denison ’41)

Game Location

Deeds Field, Granville, Ohio

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #5, Reel #17

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1950 Denison University vs. Otterbein College Football Film