I was talking to my brother, a Cal fan, about the upcoming Civil War game. We were discussing the interesting fact that the winner of the Civil War game go to the Rose Bowl regardless of who wins. I said this is the first time in the history of the Civil War this has happened.
We speculated that it was pretty rare for rivalry games in general. In particular, we couldn't think of another rivalry game in the Pac-10 of similar magnitude. Certainly, there has not been a Big Game like this recently. Can anyone think of another Pac-10 rivalry game where the winner went to the Rose Bowl? Was there a USC-UCLA game way back when?