The Fighting Illini crushed Stanford on New Year’s Day 1952. Keep scrolling for a classic College Kids Love Chesterfields cigarette centerfold and some great videos of the game (the second has Illinois players reminiscing about the victory). You can read the AP writeup, and see some photos from the game, here.
Texas vs. Alabama, 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl
From Roll, Bama, Roll’s great writeup on the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns: “More than 68,000 fans gathered under sunny skies and slightly chilly temperatures in Rice Stadium on Dec. 17 (1960) to see the bowl rematch between the two programs. Once again, it was a battle of…
Ricoh Japan Bowl, 1987
January 11, 1987. Awesome cover (via The War Eagle Reader) featuring Bo Jackson being Bo Jackson (he dominated—and got the girl) in the 1986 game.