1930 - USC 47 Pittsburgh 14
Southern California (9-2) defeats Pittsburgh (9-0) as Dr. John "Jock" Sutherland suffers one of his most decisive career losses, 47-14. The victory introduces Howard Jones to Rose Bowl history, his first of five without a setback. Trojan star is "Racehorse" Russ Saunders who fires three touchdown passes after also stopping Pitt's Toby Uansa from scoring on an early 69-yard run. Saunders also gains 67 yards running. His favorite receiver is Harry Edelson, who has two touchdown catches. Other Trojan stars include Erny Pinckert, Gaius Shaver, Marshall Duffield, Garrett Arbelhide, Francis Tappaan and Bob Hall.
1931 - Alabama 24 Washington State 0
The Rose Bowl is enlarged to seat 81,000, just in time for the fans to see Wallace Wade's Alabama (9-0) administer a 24-0 defeat to previously unbeaten Washington State (9-0). Jimmy "Hurry" Cain at the controls, engineers a decisive attack that produces three second quarter touchdowns with Monk Campbell tallying twice, gaining 114 yards. Washington State has stalwart linemen like Glenn "Turk" Edwards and Mel Hein, but they can't prevent the onslaught. Cain averages 46 yards on six punts to keep the Cougars away from scoring chances except one occasion when they fail at the one.
1932 - USC 21 Tulane 12
USC (9-1) defeats Tulane (11-0) in a 21-12 demonstration of the superiority of the Trojan lineup which includes six All-Americans: tackle Ernie Smith, guards Johnny Baker and Aaron "Rosy" Rosenberg, halfback Erny Pinckert and quarterbacks Orv Mohler and Gaius Shaver. Pinckert scores twice and end Ray Sparling once for the Trojans. Bernie Bierman's Green Wave tries to rally with the running of "Wop" Glover (120 yards) and Don Zimmerman's passing, but Trojan power prevails.
1933 - USC 35 Pittsburgh 0
Howard Jones' USC (9-0) runs away from Jock Sutherland's Pittsburgh (8-0-2) in a 35-0 rout before 84,000. After a 50-yard scoring pass form Homer Griffith to Ford Palmer, USC calls upon the scampering of 145-pound Cotton Warburton who scores two touchdowns while gaining 87 yards in 22 carries. Pitt's top contributions are provided by the speedy running of Warren Heller and the defensive efforts of end Joe Skladany.
1934 - Columbia 7 Stanford 0
The trickery of Columbia's Lou Little produces a 7-0 victory of his team (7-1) over the Stanford "Vow Boys" (8-1-1). Al Barabas skirts 17 yards completely unmolested or detected on a hidden ball play to score the winning touchdown. Stanford greats Bobby Grayson (152 yards on 28 carries), end Monk Moscript, lineman Bob Reynolds and other stars can't overcome the margin as mishaps ruin Stanford's chances.