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1931 USC upsets Notre Dame.....
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November 22, 1931
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, November 22, 1931
* USC Trojans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
* Famous upset game
This 36 page newspaper has a two column heading at the bottom of the front page: "Trojan, Harvard Upset Wins Top Grid Drama". The front page of the sport's section has a nice banner headline that reads: "TROJANS DEFEAT IRISH, 16 TO 14", with subheads which include: "COAST ELEVEN SNAPS 26-GAME VICTORY MARK", and more. Tells of the famous game in which USC upset the Fighting Irish.
Other news of the day. Light browning with some margin wear and tear, otherwise good.
wikipedia notes: More than 300,000 fans welcomed the Trojans home from this thrilling victory in South Bend—a victory clinched by what sportswriter Maxwell Stiles called "Johnny Baker’s 10 little toes and three BIG points.” After trailing 14-0, USC won the game with a Johnny Baker 33-yard field goal with one minute remaining. The win snapped Notre Dame’s 26-game unbeaten string and was the Trojans’ first win in South Bend. Called "...the biggest upset since Mrs. O’Leary’s cow knocked over that lantern" by El Rodeo, USC’s student yearbook, it clinched USC’s second national title. Sports historians cite this come from behind victory with Jones as coach that prompted the school from the West to catapult into the same elite circle with ND.
Category: The 20th Century