The 1917 Rose Bowl, known at the time as the Tournament East-West Football Game, was a college footballbowl game played on Jan 1, 1917. It was the 3rd Rose Bowl Game. The Oregon Webfoots defeated the Penn Quakers by a score of 14–0. It was Oregon's only Rose Bowl win prior to the 2012 Rose Bowl. Oregon team captain John Beckett was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game when the award was created in 1953 and selections were made retroactively.
Oregon and Washington were both unbeaten in the Pacific Coast Conference that year, having tied in their head-to-head meeting. Oregon was invited to participate in the Tournament of Roses game prior to their final game, despite the fact that Washington had one more conference win than Oregon, having beaten California twice. On the basis of the extra victory, Washington is credited with having won the conference that year.
Oregon was led by the two Huntington brothers, Shy and Hollis. Following a scoreless first half, the Webfoots scored on a 15-yard pass in the 3rd quarter from Shy Huntington to Lloyd Tegert. Oregon scored again in the 4th quarter on a 1-yard run from Shy to lead the Webfoots to a 14–0 upset win. Shy Huntington also had three interceptions in the game. Oregon captain John Beckett was named MVP of the game.
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