Civil War History

Civil War - 1941


1941: Oregon State is in the national spotlight, needing a victory at Hayward Field to secure its first Rose Bowl berth. Oregon leads 7-6 in the fourth quarter, but with five minutes remaining, Joe Day scores on a 29-yard run to lift the Beavers to a 12-7 victory. Eight days later, Japanese airplanes bomb Pearl Harbor and bring the United States into World War II. Due to a West Coast blackout, Oregon State plays in the first and only transplanted Rose Bowl, beating Duke in Durham, N.C.