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THE MICHIGAN DAILY - ROSE BOWL SUPPLEMENT
Sunday, December 5, 1971
Sunday. December 5, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY - ROSE BOWL SUPPLEMENT
A funny thing happened
on the way to Pasadena
By BILL ALTERMAN
In 1901 a couple of the boys in
California got together and decided1
their New Year's celebration needed
good wholesome violence.
So they invited Leland Stanford Jr.
play a bunch of roughnecks from the
of Michigan in a game occasionally
Presto! The first Rose Bowl. Almost the last.
Seems like the newspapers considered the action
"slow and tedious." So next year they really
livened things up by holding chariot races. Good'
old American ingenuity.
Still for action nothing can beat "three yeards
and a cloud of dust" so in 1916 a second game
was held on New Years day in Pasadena.
Wanting then to look good the "hometown
boys" Washington State, had as their opponent
Brown. Not being much of a power (then or now)
the boys in Ivy got stomped.
Even so, the Tournament of Roses parade was
the thing in Pasadena on New Years day, and
football was only secondary. The only way to
make a name for oneself in Southern California
was to build a float made entirely of flowers.
Then as now, however, flowers do not make
peace so in 1917 the boys in blue went off to war,
temporarily scuttling once again the festivities.
But lo! In 1920 mighty Harvard (rhymes with
football) came out to the coast and across the
nation, (meaning New York and Massachusetts)
the fame of the Rose Bowl- was spread for all
- eternity. To honor this momentous turn of events,
the god people of Pasadena in 1923 built a 52,000
seat stadium. Thus was born the name Rose Bowl.
Through the years thus, the granddaddy of all
bowl-games, has never been equalled" for prestige
or importance. Many of the games played are
forever embedded in the minds of men every-
where. One of the first, in 1926, has been called
the greatest ever.
Washington was playing Alabama and led by
All-American George Wilson, the Huskies held a
12-0 halftime lead. Unfortunately the Knight of
the triple K, were using no-no tactics and knock-
ed Wilson out cold. Without their star perform-
er, Washington couldn't score and were losing
20-12 when. who should appear but George Wil-
son! Immediate taking the field, the gallant Wil-
son led his team on a quick 88 yard scoring march
to make the score 20-19. Poof.
Up until 1947, the contest usually featured the
best in the west versus some other top ranked.
team. In 1947, however, the Big Ten signed an
agreement calling for the two conference champ-
ions to meet each New Year's day.
The Rose Bowl itself is built on an old rub-
bish dump affectionately known as Arroyo Seco.
(That's Spanish for dry wash.) Except for in
1942 when the war forced the gallant football
teams to go at it in Durham, North Carolina, all
games have since been played in Pasadena.
ILLY TAYLOR (42) rambles behind the fine blocking of end
Mike Hankwitz (81) against USC in the 1970 Rose Bowl game.
Taylor, after a fine sophomore season, was injured early in the
game and was replaced by Lance Scheffler in the Trojan's 10-3
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took over on their own 28 with
only 7:03 remaining. But then
Larry Cipa, in at quarterback
for the injured Slade and his
backfield of Taylor, Shuttles-
worth, and Doughty shifted the
offense into high gear.
Marching down the field in five
minutes, Michigan left it to Tay-
lor to race the last 21 yards be-
hind a spectacular block by Fritz
Seyferth and be greeted in the
endzone by cheering Wolverine
players and fans.
And there was lots more fun
to come in those two minutes
remaining, like Tom Darden's
interception of a Don Lamka
pass and the ensuing demonstra-
tion of Ohio State sportsman-
ship by- Hayes before a record
crowd of 104,016 as he stormed
the field, argued with the refe-
rees, and then began to tear
handy parts of Michigan Stadium
into little pieces.
So, the Wolverines had man-
aged to compile the first un-
beaten regular season mark in
23 years of Michigan football.
They produced All-Americans in
guard Reggie McKenzie, line-
backer Mike Taylor, and tail-
back Bill Taylor. They had out-
scored the opposition by a lop-
sided 409-70 count. But they still
To achieve fulfillment of all
their pre-season goals the Wol-
verines now only have to sweep
past Stanford in the Rose Bowl
and atone for their 10-3 loss to
USC two years ago. And why
should anyone expect them not
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By RANDY PHILLIPS The fact of the matter is, that There were six undefeated, un-
Guy Lombardo's nostalgic ren- the Big Ten has not been t h a t tied teams going into the la s t
dition of 'Auld Lang Syne" may tough of a conference-in the past week of the season, but only four
usher in the January 1, 1972 and few seasons overall. Neither has remained after two conference
the New Year, but to avid foot- the Pac-8 league. This fact is re- clashes involving four of them --
ball fans the first day of the new flected in the polls as the B i g one in the Big Eight between Okla-
year is only the beginning of the E i g h t conference and South homa and Nebraska, and the oth-
end of the 1971 college football conference have dominated. er one between SEC foes Ala-
season. The Orange Bowl has snagged bama and Auburn.
The number of post season bowl the leading Big Eight club and The bowl committees, eager to
games has grown to the point Southeast Conference club -for get the top teams available, gam-
where they are not all the im- their last few battles. Thus, t h e bled and invited squads as soon
portant games that they were once Miami affair has had the big- as NCAA rules permitted. This
meant to be. National champion- gest effect on the national chain- happened to have been before
ships just don't ride on the out- pionship. those two critical conference
come of ten or so games. This season will be no different games in the Big 8 and SEC.
However, the big four on Jan- than the past few, because once The match-ups turned out to be
uary 1st still do have the appeal again the Big Eight has dom- Alabama against Nebraska in the
uarystfstill dotemv the lnum- inated the polls. And not far Orange Bowl, Penn State against
of determining the nation's nm
ber one team. The Big Four are behind is the Southeastern con- the Southwest conference cham-
the Rose Bowl, Orange B o w 1, ference. pion in the Cotton Bowl. T h e.
Cotton Bowl, and Suar Bowl Nebraska was perched atop the Sugar Bowl, again mopping up af-
otheosBowl idSupposedtol polls prior to the last week of the ter the Orange Bowl nabbed Au-
be the Grand Daddy' of all th season but not far behind was burn and Oklahoma. The Sugar
Bowl' games,and it is - in the second ranked Oklahoma-the Corn- Bowl was gambling on Auburn up-
sense of being the oldest one. But huskers' Big Eight rivals. Lodg- setting Alabama and Oklahoma
the Pasadena affair has failed to ed in third was the SEC's Alabama upsetting the Cornhuskers to grab
attract the attention that t h e and the Crimson Tide's rival Au- to spotlight away from the Orange
Orange and Cotton Bowl games burn was fourth in one poll. Bowl.
hae indtheClatonfewleasons Michigan, Big Ten Champions,' All four major bowls will be
Have in the last few seasons. held down fourth place in t he, highlighted by highly touted All-
Two years ago, the Rose Bowl Associated Press Poll, but i t s Rose American candidates. Alabama
had seventh ranked USCighe Bowl opponent is rankedanked features Johnny Musso at running
meeting fifth ranked USt8-2 r Stanford - a squad with a 7-3back, while Nebraska has quar-
cordavernes as not onsidered record including a loss to S a n terback Jerry Tagge, flanker
likely claimant to the national Jse State. See OKIES, Page 15
championship even if they had
upset the "Cardiac Kids" from
Southern California. The Trojans
themselves were not .impressive
during the season despite their
901record, barely nosing out
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Texas was squaring off to m e e t
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the Irish were appearing in their
first post season game. Second
ranked Penn State had whipped
through their season without a Many olr fo
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set to play Missouri, a 40-17 win-
ner over Michigan, in the Orange
Bowl classic New Year's night.
Third ranked Arkansas had the W Fraternity-Sorority-Clubs-
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its narrow loss to Texas in the
last game of the season.
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A tough 17-12 comeback win
over the rugged LSU squad enab- -Watch while we make it for
led the Cornhuskers to squeeze
ahead of the Irish in the last poll.
The way in which the b o w 1
teams are picked has a lot to do
with the importance of the game
each year. The Rose Bowl and'___
Cotton Bowl choose their partici-
pants from conference champions.
The Pacific 8 champion meets the. SPECIAL
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while the Southwest conference M CHIGAN R rS O
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pendent team in the Dallas event.
The Orange Bowl picks two top
ranked teams for its participants,
while the Sugar Bowl generally
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