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This Day in Buffalo Sports History; June 29, 1963 -- McKay wins again

One of the most famous Rose Bowls in history took place in 1963. Wisconsin made a then-rare appearance in Pasadena, and lost to USC, 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.

-- Budd Bailey

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