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1958 Otterbein vs. Findlay Football Film



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Otterbein wearing dark jerseys; Findlay wearing white jerseys. A night game with wet conditions. Only one football was used which caused ball handling problems.

Tan & Cardinal recap, 09.26.1958, pg. 3.

Findlay coach James D. Houdeshell was 24-17-3 in five years as Oilers’ head coach. “A 60-year employee of The University of Findlay, Houdeshell was hired in 1955 as assistant professor, athletic director and head coach of football, basketball and baseball. He went on to hold many other positions at the University, including dean of students and chair of the Division of Teacher Education. . . A graduate of The University of Findlay (then Findlay College), Houdeshell received a master of education with a minor in school administration from Bowling Green State University and a doctor of physical education from Indiana University, Bloomington. A standout athlete as an undergraduate, Houdeshell was inducted into the Findlay College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975. As a member of the UF faculty/staff, he was president of the NAIA in 1990-91; president of the NAIA Athletic Directors Association, 1981-82, and received the Athletics Administrator of the Year (Charles Morris Award), 2001-2002.” https://newsroom.findlay.edu/houdeshell-and-strahm-to-receive-honorary-doctorates/

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Game Score



Coaches: Otterbein – Robert “Moe” Agler (Otterbein ’48), Findlay – James D. Houdeshell (Findlay)

Game Location

Otterbein's Memorial Stadium

Game Film # and Reel #

Game Film #22, Reel #28

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1958 Otterbein vs. Findlay Football Film