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If You're Feeling Trivial, This Is the Place for You

January 01, 1999|MAL FLORENCE

For the new year, Morning Briefing will delve into the past with a column of bowl trivia questions.

Don't peek at the answers. We'll start with the easy ones:

Question 1: Which player ran the wrong way with a fumble in the 1929 Rose Bowl game?

Q2: Which player in that game tackled his misguided teammate short of the goal line?

Q3: When did USC first play in the Rose Bowl game?

Q4: When did UCLA first play in the Rose Bowl game?

Q5: Who holds the record for touchdown passes in any bowl game?

Q6: Who holds the record for punting average in a bowl game?

Q7: Which school holds the record for points scored in a Rose Bowl game?

Q8: Which school holds the record for net rushing yards in a bowl game?

Q9: Who holds the record for net passing yards in a bowl game?

Q10: Who holds the record for the longest kickoff return in the Rose Bowl?

Q11: Who holds the record for the longest interception return in the Rose Bowl?

Q12: Who holds the record for the longest run in the Rose Bowl?

Q13: Who holds the record for net yards rushing in a bowl game?

Q14: Who were the first UCLA and USC players to be named players of the game in the Rose Bowl?

Answer 1: Center Roy Riegels of California against Georgia Tech.

A2: Cal halfback Benny Lom.

A3: USC defeated Penn State, 14-3, on Jan. 1, 1923.

A4: UCLA lost to Georgia, 9-0, on Jan. 1, 1943.

A5: Chuck Long of Iowa, six, against Texas in the 1984 Freedom Bowl.

A6: Des Koch of USC, 52.7 yards in the 1953 Rose Bowl game against Wisconsin.

A7: Michigan, 49-0 against Stanford in 1902, and 49-0 against USC in 1948.

A8: Nebraska, with 524 against Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl.

A9: Ty Detmer of Brigham Young, 576 against Penn State in the 1989 Holiday Bowl.

A10: Al Hoisch of UCLA, 103 yards against Illinois in 1947.

A11: Elmer Layden of Notre Dame, 78 yards for a touchdown against Stanford in 1925.

A12: Tyrone Wheatley of Michigan, 88 yards for a touchdown against Washington in 1993.

A13: James Gray of Texas Tech, 280 in 33 carries in the 1989 All-American Bowl.

A14: Defensive back Bob Stiles in 1966 against Michigan State and guard Leo Calland in 1923 against Penn State.

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