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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Same as the first time

     June 29, 1963 -- One of the most famous Rose Bowls in history took place in 1963. Wisconsin made a then-rare appearance in Pasadena, and lost to Southern California by a score of 42-37.

     The two coaches had a reunion and a rematch of sorts, in Buffalo, about six months later.

     John McKay of USC coached the West squad in the Coaches' All-America Game in War Memorial Stadium. Milt Bruhn of the Badgers led the East team.

     McKay got the win in the second meeting of the year as well. The West edged the East, 22-21, before 20,840.

     You might know a couple of the players in that game. Daryle Lamonica threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass for the East to future Colt Willie Richardson. George Saimes ran for 87 yards and scored a touchdown before leaving due to an injury. Both Lamonica and Saimes landed with the Bills, although Saimes moved to safety.

     Hugh Campbell scored a couple of touchdowns for the West. He was best known as a player and coach in the Canadian Football League, although he did lead the Houston Oilers for a couple of seasons.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.