78. Elmer ThudElmer Layden and Notre Dame defense conquer Rose Bowl
Jan. 1, 1925: Notre Dame fullback Elmer Layden broke open a close Rose Bowl in the second quarter by returning a Stanford pass 78 yards for a touchdown. The Irish would score three defensive touchdowns, two by Layden, in the 27-10 victory over Ernie Nevers and the Indians. The game not only capped the glorious career of Layden and the other Three Horsemen, but it would be the only bowl that Notre Dame agreed to play in until 1969.
-- Ivan Maisel