Greatest Moments in Ohio State Football History
Winning the 2003 national championship in dramatic fashion with a 31-24 upset of top-ranked Miami in what many called the greatest college football game of all time undoubtedly ranks as one of the most memorable moments in OSU football history. That moment, along with the Buckeyes' national championships of 1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, and 1968, is captured in this comprehensive collection of Ohio State's glorious triumphs on the gridiron. Beginning with a win over Northwestern that capped a perfect 1916 season, the book chronicles dozens of the biggest games in Buckeye history as well as highlighting some of the brightest stars to don the scarlet and gray. Included are OSU's Heisman Trophy winners Les Horvath, Vic Janowicz, Hopalong Cassady, Archie Griffin, and Eddie George, as well as legendary linemen such as Lou Groza, Jim Houston, Jim Arker, Jim Stillwagon, John Hicks, Jim Lachey and Orlando Pace. Selected games include high-profile non-conference showdowns and the biggest of the Big Ten matchups as well as Rose Bowls, Gator Bowls, and Cotton Bowls, culminating with the incredible 2003 Fiesta Bowl. Whoever pronounced that OSU's victory that January night was the program's brightest moment to date might be surprised to find so many more special highlights brought to life in this book, a must for every Buckeyes fan.