1922 San Diego East-West Christmas Classic

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1922 San Diego East-West Christmas Classic
1234 Total
West Virginia 7770 21
Gonzaga 00013 13
Date December 25, 1922
Season 1922
Stadium Balboa Stadium
Location San Diego, California
Attendance 15,000
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.


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[edit]

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.


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