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Oldest Bowl Game

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What is college football’s oldest Bowl Game and when was it first played?

Trivia Question Answer



College football’s oldest Bowl Game, the “Granddaddy of Them All“, is the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl was first played on January 1, 1902. Called the Tournament East-West football game at the time, in that game Michigan defeated Stanford by a score of 49 to 0. The first annual Rose Bowl Game, and the first to actually be called the Rose Bowl, was played on January 1, 1916. In that game Washington State defeated Brown by a score of 14 to 0.