Old School: Alabama in the Rose Bowl

"Old School" is the College Football FanHouse's irregular look back at the rich history of college football, usually through the medium of embeddable flash video. Check out the Old School archive for more famous plays and infamous hair.

The Rose Bowl became an exclusively Big Ten-Pac-10 affair in 1947 and remained that way until the BCS came into being, but before that the PCC, the Pac-10's forerunner, took on all comers from out east. Alabama was actually a frequent participant, appearing in six Rose Bowls.

These are what pass for highlights from the 1938 edition against Cal; someone actually says "and how":

Apparently, in 1938 off tackle runs qualified as devious trickery.

Amazingly, this stands as Cal's most recent victory in the Rose Bowl. Alabama would make a final appearance in 1946, defeating USC 34-14.

Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Copyright FANHO - FanHouse
Contact Us