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Opening game of the 1952 season. Otterbein wearing dark uniforms, Ohio Wesleyan wearing white uniforms.

Otterbein coach and athletic director Harry Walter “Buck” Ewing returned to the sidelines in 1951 after George Novotny resigned to further is graduate studies. Ewing’s extensive coaching experience started after his graduation as an assistant at Nebraska, then as head football coach at Morningside College (Iowa), South Dakota State University, Ohio Wesleyan, Miami University and finally at Otterbein. Known as “Mr. Athletics” at Otterbein he coached football coach from 1935-1938, 1942-1945 and 1951-1954. Besides football he coached basketball, track and served as athletic director.

Ohio Wesleyan coach Glenn Fraser coached the Battling Bishops from 1947-1963. They captured the OAC championships in 1951 and 1953 with the ’53 season being Wesleyan’s first undefeated season since 1891. His record was 92-58-8. Rosters are available in Dispatch game report article 09.21.1952.


Columbus Dispatch pre-game report, 09.17.1952

Columbus Sunday Dispatch game report, 09.21.1952

Game Date


Game Score

53-6 (Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops)


Coaches: Otterbein – Harry Ewing (Nebraska ’09), Ohio Wesleyan – Glenn Fraser (Minnesota ’29)

Game Location

Ohio Wesleyan University Selby Stadium

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #6, Reel #7

Film Time

7=7:01, 31=14:22


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