Great Rose Bowl Moments: Chariot races upstage football
Sep 5 '13
After Stanford suffered a lopsided 49-0 loss in the inaugural Rose Bowl in 1902, the Tournament of Roses opted for Roman-style chariot races to replace the football festivities. It wasn't until 1916 when the action returned to the gridiron. Washington State shut down Brown's Fritz Pollard in a 14-0 win that enabled the Rose Bowl game to become an annual New Year's Day tradition.