World War II Moves Rose Bowl out of Pasadena, California

The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, resulted in moving the Rose Bowl game out of Pasadena, California for the only time in its history.  The thought was that Japan might follow up Pearl Harbor with a bombing raid on the West Coast.. The U.S. Army cancelled all big gatherings, the Rose Bowl Parade, and the game, which was between Duke, who was ranked number 2 in the land, and Oregon State.  Wallace Wade, the Duke coach, suggested that the Blue Devils host the game in Durham, North Carolina and Oregon State agreed.  Duke, who went into the game undefeated, was beaten, 20-16.

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