1947: Nevada at Oregon
September 9, 2011
benzduck in 1947, Perspective, oregon football history

The history between these two teams is a bit lopsided — the Ducks lead 5-1, and some of the games have been monumental blowouts — but it’s worth noting that in the first meeting, in 1947, the Wolf Pack came to Eugene and took a bite out of Oregon’s ego. 

Joe Santoro, over at the Nevada blog SilverAndBlueSports.com, has a terrific look back at the 1947 Nevada - Oregon contest, which to date is Nevada’s only win in the series, and a win that must have felt great to the Nevada faithful, still bitter over Jim Aiken leaving after the ‘46 season to coach the Ducks.

Guess Norm Van Brocklin didn’t want it bad enough.

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