1902

The first Rose Bowl Game is played at Tournament Park. The University of Michigan routs Stanford University 49–0. As the crowd of spectators arrives for the game, it becomes apparent that the 1,000 seats are not enough. The mob of 8,500 creates a stampede. No one is seriously injured. But because of the over-excitement of the crowd and the lopsided score (in a time when touchdowns were worth five points), football is abandoned on New Year’s Day until 1916.

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