Remember When: Vanderbilt Reduced Ohio State Fans to Throwing Each Other's Hats Around for Entertainment

By D.J. Byrnes on August 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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The 1931 Ohio State football season started with a 66-7 walloping of Cincinnati. The following week, Ohio State welcomed Vanderbilt to Columbus.

The Commodores, who wouldn't join the Southeastern Conference until its inception the following year, weren't gracious guests. They shellacked head coach Sam Willaman's Buckeye grid machine, 26-21.

The score may not look like a shellacking, but Vanderbilt actually led 26-0 and reduced Horseshoe faithful to seeking entertainment in each other's hats.


Though the Buckeyes' comeback rally fell short, Ohio State fans were rewarded the following week when their team went to Ann Arbor and toppled Michigan, 20-7. OSU finished the season 6-3.

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