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Coach John Eckstrom was in his first season at OSU

Record: 8-0-1
Coach: John Eckstrom
Selectors: None

9/30                      Otterbein                W, 30-0
10/7                      Wittenberg              W, 28-0
10/14                    @Case                    T, 5-5
10/21                    Ohio University     W, 41-0
10/28                    @Oberlin               W, 6-0
11/4                      Western Reserve    W, 6-0
11/11                    Marrietta                W, 17-0
11/18                    Ohio Medical          W, 12-0
11/25                    @Muskingum         W, 34-0
11/30                    Kenyon                   W, 5-0
LETTERWINNERS
Rupert Beetham                                                    Dudley Scott
Clarence Bresse                                                     Walter Scott
Sherman Fay                                                         Charles Segrist
Arthur Frechtling                                                  John Segrist
William Fulton                                                      T.H. Tangeman
James Kittle                                                          John Tarbill
Erastus Lloyd                                                       Josephus Tilton
Delbert Sayer                                                        Fred Weber
D.B. Sayers                                                          James Westwater
Cyrus Scott                                                          Homer Wharton                                                

The case:
 
The listed national champs, Harvard, went 10-0-1.  If they can take the title with one tie, we can take it with one as well.  The myth of Eastern Ivy League schools being the only football powers is probably based mostly on sportswriter bias and not much else.