The Rose Bowl
Who will play in the 2019 Rose Bowl of College Football?
As the sixth ranked team in the rankings, Ohio State missed out on their shot at the the College Football Playoff and were instead selected for the Rose Bowl. The Buckeyes boasted a 8-1 conference record, a 12-1 overall record and a victory in the Big Ten Championship Game. Ohio State will face the Washington Huskies , who defeated Utah in the Pac-12 College Football Championship and exit the regular season with a 7-2 conference record and 10-3 overall record.
The History of College Football’s Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl is the oldest college football bowl game and known as “The Granddaddy of Them All.”
The Rose Bowl was first played in 1902 and has been renewed annually since 1916 in Pasadena, California. The game usually falls on New Year’s Day and has also been played on Jan. 2nd on 15 occasions.
Since 1945, the Rose Bowl has been the highest attended bowl game and is part of ‘America’s New Year’s Celebration’, which includes the historic Rose Parade.
Traditionally, the Rose Bowl hosts the champions of the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences. However, starting in 2002 it began to deviate from its customary matchup in order to facilitate championship games under the now defunct Bowl Championship Series system.
In 2015 and in 2018, the Rose Bowl played host to the College Football Playoff national semifinal game, and hosts one of the playoff semifinal games every three years. In non-playoff years, the Rose Bowl reverts back to hosting the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions.
Rose Bowl Historic Moments
Historic moments and matchups in the Rose Bowl include the 2006 game, when No. 1 USC battled No. 2 Texas in one of the greatest post-season games ever played. The Trojans entered with a 34-game winning streak while Texas had 19 straight wins. The game featured two Heisman Trophy winners (Reggie Bush and Vince Young), and Texas won the most memorable Rose Bowl 41-38 in what was the most-watched college football game since 1987. A record breaking 35.6 million viewers tuned in on television.
In 2005, #6 Texas defeated #13 Michigan 38-37. USC won three straight Rose Bowls starting in 2007.
In the 2015 national semi-final game, the Rose Bowl winner was #3 Oregon, who smashed #2 Florida State 59-20 and snapped the Seminoles’ 29-game winning streak. Oregon set the Rose Bowl scoring record with 59 points.
In the 2018 Rose Bowl, two 12-1 teams met in the national semi-final and #3 Georgia beat #2 Oklahoma 54-48 in double overtime. It was the first Rose Bowl game to ever go into overtime.
The USC Trojans have played the most times in the Rose Bowl with 34 appearances followed by Michigan (20). USC has won a record 25 Rose Bowls with their most recent in 2017 in another thriller as they toppled No. 5 Penn State 52-49.
The Rose Bowl has been a collegiate classic with a number of firsts including the first local radio broadcast of an East-West bowl game in 1926, the first transcontinental radio broadcast of a sporting event in 1927, the first local telecast of a college football game in 1948, the first national telecast of a college football game in 1952, the first coast-to-cast color telecast of a collegiate football game in 1962, the first No. 1 vs No. 2 match-up in a bowl game in 1963, and the first College Football Playoff Semifinal in 2015.
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