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2020 Buckeye Trivia Contest - won by BN27

Discussion in 'College Football' started by BB73, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Fred Norton
     
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  2. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Don Scott

    BB73 - he was for the previous question
     
  3. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Fred Norton is correct, and while many won’t know that name, we all should. The “Smiling Irishman” was tOSU’s first 4-sport letterman, a 4.0 student who ran the quarter-mile in track, was the captain of the basketball team, the captain and MVP of the baseball team (.442 average in 1917), and was the lead blocker for the legendary Chic Harley on the first Buckeye football team to have a perfect season, in 1916. That season included the 128-0 win over Oberlin, and the 46-7 win over Indiana in which Norton scored 6 TDs in the first half.

    He was a member of the 27th ‘Eagle’ Pursuit Aero Squadron. On July 2, 1918, Norton’s guns jammed during a dogfight. Instead of flying to safety, he remained in formation to protect the other members of his squadron, according to military accounts. The brave act led to him being awarded a Distinguished Service Cross.

    On July 20th, Norton was hit by German fire while attacking troops from the air during the Chateau-Thierry campaign in France. Norton was mortally wounded by two anti-aircraft rounds to the chest. He managed to land his airplane safely, but conflicting reports surround his death. He may have been taken prisoner by the Germans, who treated his wounds until abandoning him to escape the advancing American troops. It was two days before his fellow soldiers were able to transport him from the front lines to the hospital. In the meantime, the pilot contracted pneumonia and died on July 23, 1918.

    He was buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France and awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm by the French government for his heroism. The first airfield in Columbus, near Broad and Hamilton roads on the East Side, was named for this heroic pilot who was also the first Ohio State graduate to be killed in World War I.

    11W article on both Scott and Norton.

    Info on the airport
     
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  4. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    This contest will return with 5 more questions at 2 pm ET.
     
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  5. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    OK, starting session #2:

    What former Dean of Men at Urbana College held the Buckeye single-game rushing record for more than 25 years?
     
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  7. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Ollie Cline
     
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  8. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Ollie Cline is correct. Ollie ran for 229 yards against Pitt in 1945, the year he was awarded the Silver Football as Big Ten MVP. That record stood until a freshman named Archie Griffin got 239 yards against North Carolina in 1972.

    Next question coming right up.
     
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  9. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    2017 teammates Joe Burrow, Chase Young, and Jeff Okudah will all likely go in the top-4 of tonight’s NFL Draft. Which college team has had 3 teammates taken in the overall top 4 of the same NFL Draft?
     
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  10. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    Oklahoma....Braford, Gerald McCoy & Trent Williams
     
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  11. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Correct - In the 2010 Draft, Oklahoma had them taken as the #1, #3, and #4 overall picks.

    In 1946 Notre Dame had players taken #1, #4, and #5. 1948 Alabama also had 1-4-5, and 1977 USC had 1-4-5. In 1967, Sparty had the #1, 2, 5, and 8 overall picks.

    Next question coming right up
     
  12. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Which Buckeye was part of a draft that included 4 NFL Hall of Famers, including himself, among the first 8 picks?
     
  13. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Orlando Pace

    BB73 - Incorrect, please wait 2 minutes before trying to answer this same question
     
  14. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Jim Parker
     
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  15. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Correct - In 1957, Jim Parker was taken 8th overall by the Colts. #1 was Paul Hornung, #5 was Lenny Dawson, and #6 was Jim Brown. Paul Warfield was the 4th Hall of Famer selected in the 1964 draft, when he was #11 overall.

    The 1989 NFL Draft had 4 Hall of Famers in the first 5 picks, none of them Buckeyes (Aikman, Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas, and Deion Sanders)

    Next question coming right up.
     

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