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1970 Ohio State

1970 Ohio State


Big Ten Champion Ohio State claimed their second MacArthur Bowl, despite a 27-17 loss to Pac-8 Champion Stanford in the Rose Bowl. The 1970 Buckeyes, coached by College Football Hall of Famer Woody Hayes, are one of four teams to claim the MacArthur Bowl despite losing in its bowl game. Ohio State finished 9-1, including a win over then-No. 4 Michigan to end the regular season. The 1970 Ohio State team featured four Hall of Famers: offensive tackle John Hicks, quarterback Rex Kern, also a 1970 NFF National Scholar-Athlete, defensive tackle Jim Stillwagon, and safety Jack Tatum.

Representing the pinnacle of team achievement in college sports, the trophy was the gift of an anonymous donor, who commissioned Tiffany & Co. to craft it from 400 ounces of silver, in honor of NFF founder General Douglas A. MacArthur. It took eight months to make, and the trophy features MacArthur's famous quote: "There is no substitute for victory." 

  • The 1970 MacArthur Bowl recipient

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