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1960 Rose Bowl
46th Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Washington 17 7 7 13 44
University of Wisconsin-Madison 0 8 0 0 8
Date January 1, 1960
Season 1959
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
MVP Bob Schloredt (QB Washington)
George Fleming (HB Washington)
Favorite Wisconsin -6½[1]
Attendance 100,809
Rose Bowl
 < 1959  1961

The 1960 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1960 at the end of the 1959 college football season. It was the 46th Rose Bowl Game. This was the first Rose Bowl appearance by the Huskies since the 1944 Rose Bowl and the first appearance by the Badgers since the 1953 Rose Bowl. This was the first time these two football programs met on the field. The Washington Huskies defeated the Wisconsin Badgers, 44–8.

TeamsEdit

The Washington Huskies were the first conference champions of the newly formed Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU), commonly referred to as the "Big Five" at the time, and now as the "Pac-10". The conference formed in the wake of the "pay for play" scandal and collapse of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) after the 1958 college football season. As a result of the demise of the PCC, the Rose Bowl had no contractual agreement with either the Big 5 or Big 10 to send their champions to the game: both teams received "at-large" invitations and accepted.

Washington HuskiesEdit

Washington came entered the game as the West representative, the first champions of the newly formed AAWU conference. Washington was led by quarterback Bob Schloredt, a 20 year-old junior who "conspicuously lack[ed] his trade's traditional egotism", stating "I consider myself just adequate." Remarkably, he was also 90% blind in his left eye.[1]

Wisconsin BadgersEdit

Wisconsin came to the game as the Big Ten Conference champions and a 7–2 overall record, with losses to Purdue and Illinois. Despite the similarity in the poll rankings, Wisconsin entered the game as a 6½ point favorite due in part to recent dominance of the Big Ten Conference in Rose Bowl games. Big Ten representatives had won twelve of the last thirteen.[1]

Game summaryEdit

AftermathEdit

Washington quarterback Bob Schloredt and halfback George Fleming would be named a co-Players of the Game. Schloredt was subsequently named the Player of the Game in the 1961 Rose Bowl, becoming the first player in the history of the Rose Bowl to be twice-honored as the Player of the Game.

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