1957-1959 Sports Films

1958 Otterbein College vs. Denison University Football Film



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Otterbein wearing white jerseys; Denison wearing dark jerseys.

First night game at Otterbein created an overflow crowd of over 3,000 spectators. Four 90-foot cedar poles, with ten lights atop each, were installed at Memorial Stadium. The “O” Club financed the $9,000 project by selling five-year season tickets for $25.00. Of the 300 season tickets 270 were sold in the first two weeks of the project. The remaining balance was paid over a two-year period. (Tan and Cardinal, 10.03.1958, pg. 1.)

Tan & Cardinal recap, 10.3.1958, pg. 4.

Denison’s head coach Keith Piper (October 10, 1921 – December 9, 1997) was a unique and nationally recognized coach amongst division III football coaches. “Piper began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at Baldwin-Wallace from 1948 to 1950. In 1951, Piper became an assistant coach at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.[5] He became Denison's head in 1954 and held the position until his retirement after the 1992 season. Piper was also an associate professor of physical education at Denison. Piper gained fame for perpetuating the single-wing football formation. . . The success of the single-wing formation attracted reporters from around the country to the Denison campus. He compiled a career record of 201–141–18.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_W._Piper

Game Date


Game Score

14-0 (Denison's Big Red)


Coaches: Otterbein – Robert “Moe” Agler (Otterbein ‘48), Denison – Keith W. Piper (Baldwin-Wallace ’48)

Game Location

Otterbein's Memorial Stadium

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #23, Reel #23

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1958 Otterbein College vs. Denison University Football Film