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.

Steel Tire
SportFootball
First meetingNovember 2, 1940
Youngstown 13, Akron 0
Latest meetingNovember 4, 1995
Youngstown State 24, Akron 10
TrophySteel Tire
Statistics
Meetings total35
All-time seriesYoungstown State leads, 19–14–2
Largest victoryAkron, 60–27 (1969)
Longest win streakAkron, 6 (1963–1971)
Current win streakYoungstown State, 3 (1993–1995)
Locations of Akron and Youngstown State

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] The two schools were scheduled to meet on September 5, 2020, but was canceled due to continuing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.[8]

Game resultsEdit

Akron victoriesYoungstown State victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 November 2, 1940 Akron, OH Youngstown 13–0
2 November 7, 1941 Youngstown, OH Youngstown 19–0
3 November 19, 1959 Akron, OH Youngstown State 34–14
4 November 19, 1960 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 34–21
5 November 3, 1962 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 17–13
6 November 2, 1963 Akron, OH Akron 21–7
7 October 7, 1967 Akron, OH Akron 19–12
8 November 22, 1968 Youngstown, OH Akron 48–13
9 November 8, 1969 Akron, OH Akron 60–27
10 November 7, 1970 Youngstown, OH Akron 42–14
11 November 20, 1971 Akron, OH Akron 7–0
12 October 21, 1972 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 22–21
13 October 20, 1973 Akron, OH Akron 31–7
14 November 16, 1974 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 30–0
15 October 25, 1975 Akron, OH Akron 17–6
16 September 25, 1976 Youngstown, OH Akron 24–3
17 October 15, 1977 Akron, OH Youngstown State 28–10
18 October 21, 1978 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 27–3
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
19 October 20, 1979 Akron, OH Youngstown State 16–3
20 October 4, 1980 Youngstown, OH Tie0–0
21 October 3, 1981 Akron, OH Youngstown State 34–7
22 September 4, 1982 Youngstown, OH Akron 20–19
23 November 5, 1983 Akron, OH Akron 49–21
24 November 3, 1984 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 3–2
25 November 9, 1985 Akron, OH Akron 30–5
26 November 22, 1986 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 40–39
27 November 21, 1987 Akron, OH Youngstown State 10–6
28 October 1, 1988 Youngstown, OH Akron 33–7
29 September 23, 1989 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 20–17
30 September 29, 1990 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 28–23
31 October 12, 1991 Akron, OH Akron 38–24
32 November 14, 1992 Akron, OH Tie10–10
33 November 20, 1993 Akron, OH Youngstown State 19–0
34 October 29, 1994 Youngstown, OH Youngstown State 41–7
35 November 4, 1995 Akron, OH Youngstown State 24–10
Series: Youngstown State leads 19–14–2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  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.
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  8. ^ "Mid-American Conference Announces Postponement of Fall Sports". University of Akron Athletics. Retrieved 2020-11-14.