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by Daniel Hartwig | Monday, December 3, 2012
Rose Bowl--1971, Jim Plunkett

The Stanford University Archives congratulates the football team on earning its thirteenth trip to the Rose Bowl. In Stanford’s previous twelve Rose Bowl appearances, fifth most in the history of the game, their record stands at 5 victories, 6 losses, and 1 tie. Here is how Stanford has fared over the years:

Jan 1, 1902: Michigan - 49, Stanford - 0
Jan 1, 1925: Notre Dame - 27, Stanford - 10
Jan 1, 1927: Alabama - 7, Stanford - 7
Jan 1, 1928: Stanford - 7, Pittsburgh - 6
Jan 1, 1934: Columbia - 7, Stanford - 0
Jan 1, 1935: Alabama - 29, Stanford - 13
Jan 1, 1936: Stanford - 7, SMU - 0
Jan 1, 1941: Stanford - 21, Nebraska - 13
Jan 1, 1952: Illinois - 40, Stanford - 7
Jan 1, 1971: Stanford - 27, Ohio State - 17
Jan 1, 1972: Stanford - 13, Michigan - 12
Jan 1, 2000: Wisconsin - 17, Stanford - 9

The University Archives holds a variety of material documenting the team's Rose Bowl appearances, including the very first Rose Bowl in 1902. Pictured here is an action photograph from that game against Michigan. 1902 Rose Bowl

Included in the Archives are photographs, programs, buttons, pins, scrapbooks, and audiovisual recordings. Click here to watch highlights of the 1971 Rose Bowl Victory against Ohio State. Click here to listen to KZSU's call of the 1971 Rose Bowl. Click here to browse program covers from 1902-2000.

One of the best sources is the Stanford Historical Photograph Collection, which features more than 16,000 online images. Follow this link to see over 100 photographs documenting Stanford's Rose Bowl appearances. 

Below is a program from the 1952 game against Illinois, and a roster from the 1941 game against Nebraska. 

For more information about the Archives' holdings pertaining to the Rose Bowl please contact us at archivesref@stanford.edu.

 

 

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