1951 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1951. It was the 37th Rose Bowl Game. The Michigan Wolverines, champions of the Big Ten Conference, defeated the California Golden Bears, champions of the Pacific Coast Conference, 14–6. Michigan fullback Don Dufek was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game. With a record of 9–0–1, the Golden Bears were ranked fourth in the nation.
Michigan Wolverines Edit
Michigan had to beat rival Ohio State in the notorious “Snow Bowl” game, which was played in 21 inches of snow.
California Golden Bears Edit
This was California's third consecutive Rose Bowl Game.
Pete Schabarum broke a 77-yard run on the second play of the game, but a backfield-in-motion penalty nullified the score to stop the Cal momentum.
First quarter Edit
Second quarter Edit
California - Bob Cummings, 39-yard pass from Jim Marinos ( Les Richter kick failed)
Third quarter Edit
Fourth quarter Edit
Michigan - Don Dufek, 1-yard run (Harry Allis kick)
Michigan - Don Dufek, 7-yard run (Harry Allis kick)
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