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1922 San Diego East West Christmas Classic

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The 1922 San Diego East-West Christmas Classic was a college football postseason bowl game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

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Background

This was West Virginia's first bowl appearance as they tried to have their first ever 10 win season. The Bulldogs were on a four game winning streak, with four of those win in the state of Washington.

Game summary

West Virginia took a lead on Nick Nardacci's 12 yard touchdown run, the only score in the first quarter. Russ Meredith returned an interception 80 yards to make the score 14-0 at halftime. Jack Simons caught a touchdown pass from Nardacci in the third to make it 21-0. The Bulldogs narrowed the lead on two touchdown from Matt Bross (one reception and one run), but it only made it 21-13 as the Mountaineers held on to win their first bowl game and have a 10 win season.

Aftermath

West Virginia would not make another bowl game until 1938. This was Gonzaga's only bowl game.

References

1922 San Diego East-West Christmas Classic Wikipedia


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