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1951 Big Game Program: Cal Hands Stanford Its First Loss


Led by first-year head coach Chuck Taylor, who starred on Stanford's last Rose Bowl team in 1941, the Indians rolled into Big Game fresh off a pasting of Oregon State that improved their record to 9-0. But the 1951 season didn't go to 11, or even 10 for that matter. Cal dealt Stanford its first loss, 20-7, in Big Game, and the Indians would go on to lose to Illinois in the Rose Bowl, 40-7.