Steel Tire

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Steel Tire
University of Akron script logo.gif Youngstown State Athletics Y.jpg
Akron Zips Youngstown State Penguins

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 35
Series record Youngstown State leads, 19–14–2
First meeting November 2, 1940
Youngstown State 13, Akron 0
Last meeting November 4, 1995
Youngstown State 24, Akron 10
Next meeting
Largest win Akron, 60–27 (1969)
Longest win streak Akron, 6 (1963–1971)
Current win streak Youngstown State, 3 (1993–1995)
Trophy Steel Tire
Steel Tire is located in Ohio
Akron
Akron
YSU
YSU
Locations in Ohio

The Steel Tire was awarded, from 1940 until 1995, to the winner of the annual college football game between the University of Akron and Youngstown State University.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The trophy comes from the main products of the two cities; Akron for its rubber and Youngstown for its steel.

The series was discontinued after 1995. Youngstown State leads the overall series 19–14–2, including victories in each of the last three games.[7]

Game results[edit]

Akron victories are shaded ██ Blue. Youngstown State victories shaded in ██ Red.

Year City Winner Score
1940 Akron Youngstown State 13–0
1941 Youngstown Youngstown State 19–0
1959 Akron Youngstown State 34–14
1960 Youngstown Youngstown State 34–21
1962 Youngstown Youngstown State 17–13
1963 Akron Akron 21–7
1967 Akron Akron 19–12
1968 Youngstown Akron 48–13
1969 Akron Akron 60–27
1970 Youngstown Akron 42–14
1971 Akron Akron 7–0
1972 Youngstown Youngstown State 22–21
1973 Akron Akron 31–7
1974 Youngstown Youngstown State 30–0
1975 Akron Akron 17–6
1976 Youngstown Akron 24–3
1977 Akron Youngstown State 28–10
1978 Youngstown Youngstown State 27–3
1979 Akron Youngstown State 16–3
1980 Youngstown (tie) 0–0
1981 Akron Youngstown State 34–7
1982 Youngstown Akron 20–19
1983 Akron Akron 49–21
1984 Youngstown Youngstown State 3–2
1985 Akron Akron 30–5
1986 Youngstown Youngstown State 40–39
1987 Akron Youngstown State 10–6
1988 Youngstown Akron 33–7
1989 Youngstown Youngstown State 20–17
1990 Youngstown Youngstown State 28–23
1991 Akron Akron 38–24
1992 Akron (tie) 10–10
1993 Akron Youngstown State 19–0
1994 Youngstown Youngstown State 41–7
1995 Akron Youngstown State 24–10


References[edit]

  1. ^ "These really stand out in the case". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Reveling in rivalries". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 1, 2002. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  3. ^ "On top of the mantel". The Florida Times-Union. October 12, 2005. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  4. ^ Beck, Stan, and Jack Wilkinson (2013). College Sports Traditions: Picking Up Butch, Silent Night, and Hundreds of Others. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-8108-9120-3.
  5. ^ Whittingham, Richard (2001). Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football. New York: Free Press. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-7432-2219-8.
  6. ^ Purdy, Dennis (2008). Super Football Challenge: 600 Trivia Quizzes to Test Your Football Knowledge. New York: Sterling Publishing. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-4027-5627-6.
  7. ^ "Youngstown St. vs Akron (OH)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 3, 2011.