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Notre Dame's win streak ends at 26....
Item # 639838
November 22, 1931
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 22, 1931
* Notre Dame Fighting Irish
* USC Trojans football game
The front page has a three column headline: "FIELD GOALS TOPPLE HARVARD, NOTRE DAME FROM UNBEATEN LIST" with subheads. (see) The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a nice banner headline: "SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONQUERS NOTRE DAME BY 16-14 SCORE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the USC Trojans upset of Notre Dame ending their 26 game winning streak. USC would end up as National champions that year.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 50 pages, light toning at the margins, a little spine wear, generally in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Notre Dame (6-0-1) had not lost a football game in almost three years, its last defeat having been to the USC Trojans on 27-14 on December 1, 1928. A crowd of 52,000 turned out as (5-1-0) USC came to the Notre Dame campus in South Bend for the first time ever. The Trojans trailed 14-0 going into the fourth quarter, and was trailing 14-13 in the final minutes after Johnny Baker's extra point attempt had been blocked. In the final minute, Baker kicked a 34 yard field goal for a 16-14 win, Notre Dame's first loss in 27 starts.
Category: The 20th Century