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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

On this date: 1934 Columbia upsets Stanford 7-0 in the Rose Bowl

Associated Press

Jan. 1

1934 Columbia upsets Stanford 7-0 in the Rose Bowl when Al Barabas scores in the third quarter on a 17-yard hidden-ball play.

1935 Bucknell beats Miami 26-0 in the first Orange Bowl.

1991 Georgia Tech routs Nebraska 45-21 in the Citrus Bowl to finish as college football's only unbeaten team (11-0-1).

1992 Miami beats Nebraska 22-0 in the Orange Bowl, the first shutout of the Cornhuskers since 1973, and finishes with a 12-0 record.

1993 No. 2 Alabama wins its first national championship in 13 years and deprives Miami of its fifth title as the Crimson Tide defense humbles the No. 1 Hurricanes 34-13 in the Sugar Bowl.

1993 Florida State beats Nebraska 27-14 in the Orange Bowl to set an NCAA record by winning eight consecutive bowl games.

1999 Ron Dayne rushes for 246 yards and a record-tying four touchdowns as Wisconsin beats UCLA 38-31 in the Rose Bowl.

2000 Georgia's Hap Hines kicks a 21-yard field goal in overtime to complete the greatest comeback in bowl history. The Bulldogs pull out a 28-25 victory over Purdue after trailing 25-0 early in the second quarter in the Outback Bowl.

2001 South Carolina, winless in 1999, caps the most dramatic one-year turnaround in Southeastern Conference history by winning the Outback Bowl 24-7 over Ohio State and finishing with an 8-4 record.

2005 David Greene, the winningest quarterback in NCAA history with 42 victories, passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in his last game as Georgia beats Wisconsin 24-21 in the Outback Bowl.

2006 Seattle's Shaun Alexander sets the NFL mark for touchdowns in a season with 28 and wins the league rushing title with 1,880 yards. He breaks Priest Holmes' mark of 27 set in 2003 with a 1-yard run, the 100th touchdown of his career.

2006 New England's Doug Flutie converts the NFL's first successful drop kick in 64 years during a 28-26 loss to Miami.

2007 Bob Knight earns career victory No. 880 for the Division I men's record he shared with former North Carolina coach Dean Smith. His Texas Tech Red Raiders blow a 20-point lead but withstand a 3-point miss at the buzzer to beat New Mexico 70-68.

2007 Boise State, after tying the game with 7 seconds to go in regulation, stuns No. 7 Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime to win the Fiesta Bowl. The No. 9 Broncos win on Ian Johnson's 2-point conversion run after receiver Vinny Perretta throws a fourth-down touchdown pass to Derek Schouman.

2008 Sidney Crosby's shootout goal gives Pittsburgh a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres in the outdoor Winter Classic in front of a league-record 71,217 fans. In elements way more suited for football than hockey, Crosby wins the NHL's second outdoor game and first in the United States in the most dramatic of fashion at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home to the NFL's Buffalo Bills.

2008 Southern California beats Illinois 49-17 in the Rose Bowl. The blowout gives the Trojans 11 wins for an unprecedented sixth straight season and makes them 5-1 in their last six bowl games, all of them BCS affairs.

2009 The Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 in the cold at Wrigley Field in the NHL's Winter Classic. A crowd of 40,818 attend the game.

2009 Southern California beats Penn State 38-24 to become the first team to win three consecutive Rose Bowls.