The Rose Bowl, the "granddaddy of them all," was first played on Jan. 1, 1902, at Tournament Park. It was not exactly a thriller, as top-ranked Michigan trounced Stanford 49-0. It was started as the centerpiece to the "Tournament of Roses," a yearly festival put on by the Valley Hunt Club that began in 1890. Before the advent of the football game, the parade staged events like tugs-of-war, polo matches and even greased-pig catching.

The inaugural game was such a blowout that the Rose Bowl did not return for 14 years. In its place, parade organizers staged chariot races and even ostrich races. However, in 1916, it returned as Washington State beat Brown 14-0. Seven years later, due to the popularity of the yearly game, the Rose Bowl Stadium was built in Pasadena.

The rest is history.

Memorable moments

• In 1925, Notre Dame made what is to date it's only Rose Bowl appearance. Boy, was it memorable. Elmer Layden, one of the Irish's famed "Four Horsemen" (a defensive unit), scored three touchdowns. Two of those TDs came on interception returns of more than 70 yards.

• In 1929, Cal's Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels earned his nickname at the Rose Bowl, picking up a Georgia Tech fumble and running it 65 yards the wrong way, narroowly avoiding a safety.

• It's likely that even to this day if you mention the name "Joe Germaine" to an Arizona State fan, they probably will twitch. In the final 1:40 of the 1997 game, Germaine, Ohio State's quarterback, drove the Buckeyes down the field, finally connecting on a 5-yard TD pass to David Boston with 19 seconds left to give Arizona State its only loss of the season 20-17.

• In 2005 and 2006, Vince Young made the Rose Bowl his personal playground. In 2005, then a sophomore for Texas, lit up Michigan, scoring all five Longhorn touchdowns and accounting for 372 yards of total offense, including 192 yards rushing in Texas' 38-37 victory against Michigan. In 2006, he went even further, piling up 467 yards of total offense, including 200 yards rushing as Texas beat USC 41-38.

ROSE BOWL RESULTS
YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE
1902Michigan49Stanford0
1916Washington State14Brown0
1917Oregon14Pennsylvania0
1918Mare Island-USMC19Camp Lewis-US Army7
1919Great Lakes-US Navy17Mare Island0
1920Harvard7Oregon6
1921California28Ohio State0
1922California0Washington & Jefferson0 (tie)
1923USC14Penn State3
1924Washington14Navy14 (tie)
1925Notre Dame27Stanford10
1926Alabama20Washington19
1927Stanford7Alabama7 (tie)
1928Stanford7Pittsburgh6
1929Georgia Tech8California7
1930USC47Pittsburgh14
1931Alabama24Washington State0
1932USC21Tulane12
1933USC35Pittsburgh0
1934Columbia7Stanford0
1935Alabama29Stanford13
1936Stanford7SMU0
1937Pittsburgh21Washington0
1938California13Alabama0
1939USC7Duke3
1940USC14Tennessee0
1941Stanford21Nebraska13
*1942Oregon State20Duke16
1943Georgia9UCLA0
1944USC29Washington0
1945USC25Tennessee0
1946Alabama34USC14
1947Illinois45UCLA14
1948Michigan49USC0
1949Northwestern20California14
1950Ohio State17California14
1951Michigan14California6
1952Illinois40Stanford7
1953USC7Wisconsin0
1954Michigan State28UCLA20
1955Ohio State20USC7
1956Michigan State17UCLA14
1957Iowa35Oregon State19
1958Ohio State10Oregon7
1959Iowa38California12
1960Washington44Wisconsin8
1961Washington17Minnesota7
1962Minnesota21UCLA3
1963USC42Wisconsin37
1964Illinois17Washington7
1965Michigan34Oregon State7
1966UCLA14Michigan State12
1967Purdue14USC13
1968USC14Indiana3
1969Ohio State27USC16
1970USC10Michigan3
1971Stanford27Ohio State17
1972Stanford13Michigan12
1973USC42Ohio State17
1974Ohio State42USC21
1975USC18Ohio State17
1976UCLA23Ohio State10
1977USC14Michigan6
1978Washington27Michigan20
1979USC17Michigan10
1980USC17Ohio State16
1981Michigan23Washington6
1982Washington28Iowa0
1983UCLA24Michigan14
1984UCLA45Illinois9
1985USC20Ohio State17
1986UCLA45Iowa28
1987Arizona State22Michigan15
1988Michigan State20USC17
1989Michigan22USC14
1990USC17Michigan10
1991Washington46Iowa34
1992Washington34Michigan14
1993Michigan38Washington31
1994Wisconsin21UCLA16
1995Penn State38Oregon20
1996USC41Northwestern32
1997Ohio State20Arizona State17
1998Michigan21Washington State16
1999Wisconsin38UCLA31
2000Wisconsin17Stanford9
2001Washington34Purdue24
2002Miami (Fla.)37Nebraska14
2003Oklahoma34Washington State14
2004USC28Michigan14
2005Texas38Michigan37
2006Texas41USC38
2007USC32Michigan18
2008USC49Illinois17
2009USC38Penn State24
2010Ohio State26Oregon17
2011TCU21Wisconsin19
2012Oregon45Wisconsin38
2013Stanford20Wisconsin14
2014Michigan State24Stanford20