The 1918 Rose Bowl, known at the time as the Tournament East-West Football Game, was a bowl game played on Jan 1, 1918. It was the 4th Rose Bowl Game. With America at war, the game was played with players from the Mare IslandMarines of California and the Camp LewisArmy from American Lake, Washington.
Since the Rose Bowl game became so popular and most of the college football players fighting overseas during World War I, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses decided to stage the game with military units, with the approval from President Woodrow Wilson. The Camp Lewis football team represented the US Army.
MI – Ambrose, 31-yard drop-kick field goal
CL – E.L. Romney, 6-yard run (Sharpe kick good)
MI – Jap Brown, 5-yard run (Ambrose drop kick failed)
MI – Hollis Huntington, 1-yard run (Ambrose drop kick good)
MI – Ambrose, 33-yard field goal
According to the Tournament of Roses, "Within weeks of the 1918 Rose Bowl Game, the majority of the players from both teams were scheduled to go overseas. John Beckett, left tackle for Mare Island, acknowledged this fact and said that “this would be the last battle that we would fight in the name of sports."