1920 - Harvard 7 Oregon 6
Harvard (7-0-1) defeats Oregon (5-1) by a 7-6 margin on Arnold Horween's kick for an extra point following a 12-yard touchdown sprint by Fred Church. Aiding in the winning drive are two catches by pre-game immortal Eddie Casey. Oregon, featuring Shy Huntington as coach and his brother Hollis as a player in his third Tournament of Roses Game, is held to two field goals -- by Bill Steers and 128-pound Skeets Manerud. Manerud misses a game-winner by a foot.
1921 - California 28 Ohio State 0
In a battle of unbeatens, California's "Wonder Team" (8-0) coached by Andy Smith, defeats J.W. (Doc) Wilce's Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0) by a 28-0 score before a sellout crowd of 42,000. Cal's Harold "Brick" Muller pulls off a trick 53-yard touchdown pass to Brodie Stephens after taking a flip from Pesky Sprott. Sprott also scores two touchdowns and carries the ball 20 times for 90 yards, more than Ohio State's great All-American Pete Stinchcomb, who has 82 yards.
1922 - California 0 Washington & Jefferson 0
California brings another undefeated season (9-0) to Pasadena but is held to a 0-0 tie by Washington and Jefferson (10-0). Earl "Greasy" Neale's Presidents never make a substitution in outplaying favored Cal from the moment they wipe mud on the jersey of carbuncle-plagued Harold "Brick" Muller. Cal doesn't complete a pass and is held to 49 yards rushing. Russell Stein and Erick Erickson are standouts in the final game played in Tournament Park as Pasadena finances and builds a 57,000 seat stadium in Arroyo Seco for $272,198. Archie Nisbet's 12 punts for 407 yards save California.
1923 - USC 14 Penn State 3
Southern California (8-1) defeats Penn State (6-3-1) in the first New Years's Day game in the Rose Bowl, 14-3, played before 52,000 spectators. Trojan coach "Gloomy Gus" Henderson and Nittany Lion coach Hugo Bezdek engage in pre-game near fisticuffs because the easterners arrive late at the stadium. Roy "Bullet" Baker (107 yards), Gordon Campbell (76 yards) and Howard "Hobo" Kincaid (60 yards) are big Trojan guns as Harold Galloway makes a key flying catch to set up the clinching touchdown. Mike Palm and "Light Horse" Harry Wilson lead way to only Nittany score, a 20-yard drop kick by Palm.
1924 - Washington 14 Navy 14
Navy (5-1-2) comes out passing to complete its first 14 aerials and forces Washington (10-1) to rally to gain a 14-14 tie. Elmer Tesreau, Husky fullback, plays with a broken leg, and Les Sherman kicks two conversions despite a broken toe. The running power of George Wilson is Washington's big gun, but Navy matches it with Alan Shapley and Ira McKee.