1926 Rose Bowl
|1926 Rose Bowl|
|12th Rose Bowl Game|
|Date||January 1, 1926|
|MVP||Johnny Mack Brown (Alabama)|
The 1926 Rose Bowl Game was held on January 1, 1926, in Pasadena, California. The game is commonly referred to as "The Game That Changed The South." The game featured the Alabama Crimson Tide, making their first bowl appearance, and the Washington Huskies.
The Crimson Tide was led by Johnny Mack Brown. The Huskies by George "Wildcat" Wilson. 
Alabama were victorious 20–19, as they scored all twenty points in the third quarter. With the victory, the Crimson Tide were awarded with their first National Championship.
The game made its radio broadcast debut, with Charles Paddock, a sports writer and former Olympian track star, at the microphone. Coach Wade was later inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1990.
The Rose Bowl committee extended an invitation to Clark Shaughnessy's Tulane team, but the school administration declined the offer because it felt the players were too small to compete with those of Washington.
- Wash – Paton, 1-yard run (Guttormsen kick failed)
- Wash – Cole, 20-yard pass from Wilson (Guttormsen kick failed)
- Ala – Hubert, 1-yard run (Buckler kick good)
- Ala – Brown, 59-yard pass from Gillis (Buckler kick good)
- Ala – Brown, 30-yard pass from Hubert (Buckler kick failed)
- Wash – Guttormsen, 27-yard pass from Wilson (Cook kick good)
- "The Football Game That Changed the South". The University of Alabama. Archived from the original on November 12, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
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- Tulane Grid Team To Play Washington New Year's Game; Clark Shaughnessy Goes to Western Conference Of Coaches to Arrange Details—Game to Be Staged at Pasadena, The Evening Independent, p. 30, December 4, 1925.
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