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Blocked punt

Blocked punt

January 1, 1943: UCLA’s Bob Waterfield has his punt blocked by Georgia’s Willard Boyd on the first play of the fourth quarter of the 1943 Rose Bowl game. The ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety. Georgia won 9-0.

The Los Angeles Times reported the next day that the game was a moral victory because the Bruins held the heavily favored Bulldogs to only nine points.

This photo by Times staff photographer Charley Strite was published as lead art on the Jan. 2, 1943, lead sports page.

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