::1902 Rose Bowl


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Originally titled the "Tournament East-West football game," what is now known as the Rose Bowl Game was first played on January 1, 1902 at Tournament Park in Pasadena, California, starting the tradition of New Year's Day bowl games.

The inaugural game featured Fielding H. Yost's dominating 1901 Michigan Wolverines football team, representing the East, who crushed a 3–1–2 team from Stanford University, representing the West, by a score of 49–0 after Stanford captain Ralph Fisher requested to quit with eight minutes remaining. Michigan finished the season 11–0 and was considered a national champion. Yost had been Stanford's coach the previous year.

1902 Rose Bowl sections
Intro  Organization of the game  Tournament Park  Teams  Game summary  Game records  Aftermath  See also  References  Books  External links  

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