OSU Goes Maize and Blue

Submitted by MGoGrendel on December 15th, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Adding to the Toledo post, here is some more history. 

I saw this story in a recent “The Michigan Engineer” magazine where a bet was made at the first THE GAME held at the Shoe* back on Oct 21, 1922.

If you can’t read the picture, here is the synopsis:

 

...the upper rotunda at Ohio Stadium features maize flowers against a blue background. Legend has it that a wager was placed on the outcome of the October 21, 1922 "Dedication Game"

 

The Wolverines pounded the Buckeyes, thanks largely to the play of tight end, defensive end, kicker - and engineering student - Paul Goebel.

 

 

And OSU has hated multi-position Michigan players ever since.

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Comments

Mabel Pines

December 15th, 2016 at 11:17 AM ^

the new card game version of the Oregon Trail.  (I know!!!)  We have played it 3 times and the dysentary has killed me each time!!!  In fairness, I do have a weakened immune system due to enbrel, but STILL.  They don't know that. 

jmblue

December 15th, 2016 at 3:26 PM ^

"Though he'd thrown out his knee before and was playing with a brace made from a crude steel hinge, Goebel kicked a long field goal, recovered a fumble, blocked a punt and generally wreaked havoc on OSU's defense all game long."

1920s sports medicine FTW!

 

ploeg

December 15th, 2016 at 6:17 PM ^

I used to live in Grand Rapids when Paul Goebel was mayor. This story was told to me by many University of Michigan friends and fans: (from Wikipedia)

 

Paul Goebel played a role in a famous Ohio State-Illinois game on November 13, 1943. The game was Paul Brown's last game as coach of the Buckeyes. With the score tied 26-26, Ohio State threw an incomplete forward pass into the end zone as the gun sounded. The game appeared to have ended in a tie, the teams left the field, and the stands emptied. However, Ohio State assistant coach Ernie Godfrey had noticed Goebel, who was the head linesman, drop a handkerchief to signal a penalty. On hearing the gun sound, Goebel had picked up the handkerchief and put it back in his back pocket thinking the game had ended. Godfrey talked to Goebel, who said that Illinois was offsides. Twenty minutes later, the teams came back onto the field and the Buckeyes kicked a 33-yard field goal to give Coach Brown a 29-26 win in his final game