Relive Woody Hayes and Classic Ohio State Football Through the Wonders of YouTube

By Jason Priestas on August 17, 2013 at 9:00a
Catch classic Ohio State football games on YouTube. Thank you, internet.

YouTube. It's like magic, right? Thanks to the fine folks at, hundreds of classic college football games, some dating back many, many decades, are online and available for your viewing pleasure.

The lineup includes several deep Ohio State cuts, including a rare gem in the form of the Princeton game from 1928.

Included below are a few such games, but be sure to check the YouTube channel for more.

Ohio State vs Illinois (1969)
In front of a homecoming crowd of 86,576, the Buckeyes blasted Illinois 41-0, scoring in each quarter, on the way to amassing 31 first downs and 564 total yards, while holding the Illini to eight first downs.h The win was Ohio State's 19th in a row.

Ohio State vs Wisconsin (1969)
With Rex Kern out of the lineup nursing a shoulder, backup quarterback Ron Maciejowski led Ohio State to a 62-7 win over the Badgers in Ohio Stadium. Six different Buckeyes scored touchdowns on the day and Wisconsin only salvaged the shutout by scoring late.

Ohio State at Michigan State (1970)
Behind 287 rushing yards, the Buckeyes blanked Michigan State 29-0 in Spartan Stadium. John Brockington led the ground attack with 126 yards.

Ohio State vs Princeton (1928)
Remember when Princeton was good at football? We don't either, but our grandfathers tell us that they were once quite the outfit. In front of a sellout homecoming crowd of 72,496 at Ohio Stadium, the Buckeyes and Tigers played to a 6–6 tie and that's the last time we kissed anyone from the Ivy League.

Despite the low-scoring affair, this game was an instant classic in its day. Consider this report from the Columbus Citizen:

Ohio and Princeton supporters will never reach an agreement on who should have won the game. But they'll always be in accord on one point. It was one of the greatest games ever played anywhere by two teams.


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Kaceybrown's picture

Guess this is what I'm gonna be doin most of today. Awesome

Jonnferrell's picture

Unfortunately, the second one is false advertising by Ebay.  It is actually Stanford vs Army.  Hopefully the OSU/Princeton game is around somewhere.  

"I miss Brady Hoke."

Hovenaut's picture

Nice...I've never seen vintage Ohio State clips aside from any of the Ten Year War installments or Rose Bowls.

Happy to have the current version back in a couple of weeks, but this will be helpful in the offseason.

Kaceybrown's picture

Compared to modern football, this looks like goal line play after goal line play. Interesting how the game has developed over the years 

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

The Block O in the middle of the field has come a long way since then.

Buckeye1996's picture

Ha. Defense: Kitchen sink plus the refrigerator playing in the box.
Offense: Three point stance for receivers?

lilhook27's picture

these are great, love learning more about the team I love

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