Civil War History

Civil War - 1956


1956: Oregon State already has wrapped up the Rose Bowl berth, and the Civil War at Parker Stadium is supposed to be icing on the cake. The game is televised nationally by NBC on Thanksgiving Day, but nothing comes easy for the Beavers. Earnel Durden, one of the team's two All-Americans, is ejected for exchanging punches with Oregon's Spike Hillstrom after the second-half kickoff. Oregon State is up by a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter, but Tom Crabtree's 17-yard touchdown pass to Jack Morris brings Oregon to a 14-14 tie.