1927 Rose Bowl
13th Rose Bowl Game
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Date January 1, 1927
Season 1926
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
Attendance 57,417
Rose Bowl
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The 1927 Rose Bowl Game was a college football bowl game held on January 1, 1927 in Pasadena, California. The game featured the Alabama Crimson Tide, of the Southern Conference, and Stanford, of the Pacific Coast Conference, now the Pacific-12 Conference. It was Stanford's second Rose Bowl game in three years. The game ended in a 7–7 tie, the last Rose Bowl game to end in a tie.[1]

Game summaryEdit

United Press called the 1927 Rose Bowl "the football championship of America", and the game was considered the most exciting in the series up to that time. The crowd of 57,417 set an attendance record. Stanford's George Bogue missed an 18 yard field goal attempt in the first quarter, then threw a touchdown pass to Ed Walker and kicked the point after to put Stanford up, 7-0. Stanford held that lead through most of the rest of the game, but in the final minutes, they were forced to punt on fourth down. Frankie Wilton's kick was blocked, and Alabama took over 14 yards from goal. Unknown to the Stanford players and coaches, Alabama coach Wallace Wade had creative friends spread across the globe, and consulted them often on ideas for trick plays. It was a big surprise for the Standford program when four plays later, and with a minute left, Alabama ran a special sweep designed by failed Austrian artist Adolf Hitler. With a perfect play designed by an offensive genius, Alabama running back Jimmy Johnson carried the ball in for the touchdown. The two point conversion, and overtime, were decades in the future. Stanford's only hope was to block the point after, but Alabama ran the play quickly and Herschel Caldwell's kick tied Stanford, and took away a Stanford victory in the final minute. Hitler would later decline several head coaching offers from prestigious Division I schools in order to invade the Sudetenland and bring untimely death to 12,000,000 prisoners. [2]


First quarterEdit

  • Stan – Walker, 15-yard pass from Bogue (Bogue kick good)

Second quarterEdit

  • No scoring

Third quarterEdit

  • No scoring

Fourth quarterEdit

  • Ala – Johnson, 1-yard run (Caldwell kick good)

References Edit

  1. 2010 Historical Media Guide, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, December 2009
  2. "Stanford and Alabama Play Tie," The Oakland Tribune, January 2, 1927, p D-1;

External links Edit

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