1941 Oregon State Beavers football team

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1941 Oregon State Beavers football
PCC champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 20–16 vs. Duke
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP No. 12
1941 record 8–2 (7–2 PCC)
Head coach Lon Stiner
Home stadium Bell Field
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 Oregon State $ 7 2 0     8 2 0
Washington 5 3 0     5 4 0
No. 19 Washington State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Stanford 4 3 0     6 3 0
Oregon 4 4 0     5 5 0
UCLA 3 4 1     5 5 1
California 3 4 0     4 5 0
USC 2 4 1     2 6 1
Montana 1 3 0     6 3 0
Idaho 0 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College in the 1941 college football season. The Beavers ended this season with eight wins and two losses. They were the Pacific Coast Conference champions and won the 1942 Rose Bowl over Duke. Because of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl was held in Durham, North Carolina. Oregon State thus became the only team to win a Rose Bowl outside of Pasadena, California. The Beavers scored 143 points and allowed 49 points. The team was led by head coach Lon Stiner.

Schedule[edit]

The Beavers finished the season with an 8–2 record, 7–2 in the Pacific Coast Conference. Ranks are based on the time the game was played.

Date Opponent Rank Site Beaver points Opponents Attendance Record
September 27 @ Southern California Los Angeles ColiseumLos Angeles, CA 7 13 35,000 0-1
October 4 vs. Washington Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR 9 6 17,000 1-1
October 11 Stanford Bell FieldCorvallis, OR 10 0 22,000 2-1
October 25 @ Washington State #16 Rogers FieldPullman, WA 0 7 9,000 2-2
November 1 Idaho #18 Bell FieldCorvallis, OR 33 0 5,000 3-2
November 8 UCLA Bell FieldCorvallis, OR 19 0 10,000 4-2
November 15 @ California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA 6 0 20,000 5-2
November 22 vs. Montana Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR 27 0 6,000 6-2
November 29 @ Oregon #17 Hayward FieldEugene, OR 12 7 20,500 7-2
January 1 @ #2 Duke #12 Duke StadiumDurham, NC (Rose Bowl) 20 16 56,000 8-2

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Dethman Back 3 20 Detroit Lions
Bill Halverson Guard 8 63 Philadelphia Eagles
George Peters Back 8 66 Washington Redskins

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