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UCLA wins against the odds

UCLA wins against the odds

Jan. 1, 1966: UCLA coach Tommy Prothro is hoisted up after the fifth-ranked Bruins beat the Spartans, the No. 1 football team in the nation, to take home their first Rose Bowl win. The 14-12 victory was a staggering upset for the Michigan State team, and Prothro said three days later, “I’ve enjoyed being the underdog. We had a lot more skill and ability than the press thought we did at season’s start.” Prothro later went on to coach the Los Angeles Rams. He died in 1995 at 74.

1 Comment

  1. August 9, 2010, 6:09 am

    It seems pretty clear looking at the outline behind Prothro's right ear that this photo was given some old-school help. 🙂


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