Oregon-Oregon State: A Civil War for the Roses

Posted by Fletcher Johnson on December-1-2009 Add Comments

It is the biggest college football game in the history of the state of Oregon.  If you drive around Portland, fans of both teams are flying their colors proudly before Thursday night's game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.

People outside the Pacific Northwest don’t know much about this rivalry other than it is one of the oldest in the history of college football.  Both sides truly loathe each other for many different reasons.

One of the main reasons is the difference in fanbases. Oregon fans would be described as white collar and suburban, while Oregon State fans are definitely more blue collar and agricultural. 

The Beavers have always been loo...

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