1938 Rose Bowl

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1938 Rose Bowl
24th Rose Bowl Game
1234 Total
California 0760 13
Alabama 0000 0
DateJanuary 1, 1938
StadiumRose Bowl Stadium
LocationPasadena, California
MVPVic Bottari (HB) - California
Rose Bowl
 < 1937  1939

The 1938 Rose Bowl was played on January 1, 1938, and was the 24th Rose Bowl. The game featured the California Golden Bears against the Alabama Crimson Tide, two of the top teams from the 1937 college football season. This game was the fifth trip to Pasadena for the Tide, which had gone without a loss in four previous Rose Bowl games.

Game summary[edit]

The game was a Vic Bottari and Sam Chapman show, who scored all the points. It was Alabama's first loss in the Rose Bowl, which prompted former Los Angeles Examiner reporter Maxwell Stiles to write: “The Crimson Tide was at its ebb, Alabama at last had lost a Rose Bowl Game.”


Second quarter[edit]

  • Cal – Vic Bottari, 4-yard run (Sam Chapman kick good)

Third quarter[edit]

  • Cal – Vic Bottari, 5-yard run (Sam Chapman kick failed)