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1936 Rose Bowl
|Shaking Off That Pasadena Hex|
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Last year "Alabama's finest team" had squelched Stanford, and the year before that, the Palo Alto crew had been humiliated by the Ivy League runnerup Columbia, in one of the many "upsets of the century." But this time the Indians were prepared, and for 60 minutes they parlayed a brutal defense into a 7 to 0 thriller that brought the Rose Bowl trophy back home for the first time in eight years.
The key to the game? Six interceptions and two fumble recoveries---for the mathematically challenged, that's a turnover every seven and a half minutes. Tough to overcome that, even with a so-called "Aerial Circus."