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1939 Rose Bowl


1939 Rose Bowl

1939 Rose Bowl
25th Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 0 0 7 7
Duke 0 0 0 3 3
Date January 2, 1939
Season 1938
Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium
Location Pasadena, California
MVP Al Kreuger (E) – USC
Doyle Nave (QB) – USC
Attendance 93,852
Rose Bowl
 < 1938  1940

The 1939 Rose Bowl was the 25th Rose Bowl college football game, that took place in 1939. It featured the Southern California Trojans (8–2) against the Duke Blue Devils (9–0). Duke led after a 23-yard field goal by Tony Ruffa early in the fourth quarter. However, backup quarterback Doyle Nave of the Trojans completed four straight passes to "Antelope" Al Krueger who outmaneuvered Eric "The Red" Tipton, scoring the winning touchdown with one minute remaining. Krueger's touchdown marked the first points scored against Duke during the season.

For his performance in the game, Al Krueger was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in the class of 1995.[1]


  • Scoring 1
    • Fourth quarter 1.1
    • Statistics 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3


Fourth quarter

Duke – Tony Ruffa 23-yard field goal

USC – Al Krueger, 19-yard pass from Doyle Nave (Gaspar kick)


USC Duke
First Downs 13 5
Rushing Yards 128 84
Passing Att-com-int 12-30-3 4-13-2
Passing Yards 81 59
Total Offense 209 143



  1. ^ 2009 Kickoff Luncheon and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction program
  2. ^ 2013 Rose Bowl Game Historical Media Guide, Tournament of Roses Association, December 2012
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