|1920 Tournament East-West football game|
|6th Rose Bowl Game|
|Date||January 1, 1920|
|MVP||Eddie Casey (Harvard)|
The 1920 Rose Bowl, known at the time as the Tournament East-West Football Game, was a college football bowl game in Pasadena, California, played on January 1, 1920. In the sixth Rose Bowl, the once-tied Harvard Crimson met the once-defeated Oregon Webfoots at Tournament Park; Harvard won 7–6, with all of the scoring in the second quarter.
Crimson halfback Edward Casey was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game when the award was created in 1953 and selections were made retroactively. It was the first Rose Bowl game following World War I in which college football returned to the Tournament of Roses. The two previous Tournament games had featured teams from the United States armed forces.
This game established a pattern of inviting a team from the Eastern half of the United States to face one from the West Coast. Except for the 1944 game during World War II, this continued until the advent of the Bowl Championship Series game in January 2002.
Following a field goal by future Oregon Sports Hall of Famer Bill Steers, Harvard scored on a 13-yard run by Fred Church on a drive that was keyed by two catches by future College Football Hall of Famer Eddie Casey. Arnold Horween added the extra point, which would prove critical as Oregon could only manage one more score, a field goal from 128-pound (58 kg) Skeet Manerud. Four other Oregon kicks were blocked or missed, including a fourth-quarter Manerud attempt that just missed.
|2||ORE||Bill Steers 25 yard FG||ORE 3–0|
|HARV||Fred Church 13 yard rush, Arnold Horween kick||HARV 7–3|
|ORE||Skeet Manerud 30 yard FG||HARV 7–6|
The 1919 Harvard team was undefeated, with two close calls; the only blemish was a come-from-behind tie at Princeton on November 8. Oregon finished with two losses; during the regular season, the Webfoots fell 7−0 to Washington State in Portland, also on November 8.