1947 Rose Bowl

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  1. Rids

    Rids Member

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    Some highlights from the 1947 Rose Bowl featuring UCLA and Illinois.

    Entering the game the UCLA Bruins were 10-0 and because Bowl games back then were considered exhibitions they forever remain undefeated Pacific Coast Conference champions that year.

    Illinois was the representative from the Big Nine Conference where they compiled a 7-2 record and were crowned champions. This was their fourth game against a ranked opponent which was something of a feat with the AP Poll only issuing a Top 20 in those days.



    More on the game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1947_Rose_Bowl
     
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  2. iso_55

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    I read a lot about Buddy Young who was supposed to be a beast when he played. Nice to see the old footage.
     

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