Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
True. Oklahoma appeared in the 2003 Rose Bowl beating Washington State 34-14.
|For the first time in over 30 years, the Rose Bowl Game did not invole Big Ten Teams, who played in that game?||Rose Bowl History
Miami(FL) and Nebraska. Miami(FL) beat Nebraska 37-14.
False. USC plays their regular season home games in the LA Collesium. The UCLA Bruins play their home games in the Rose Bowl.
Pasadena. The great city of Pasadena is home to the Rose Bowl game and the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Parade is unique because the floats that are used can only be made out of biodegrateble material. The most common thing used is of course flowers. The parade can be seen every January 1st.
|Since 1948 through the end of the century, the Rose Bowl has played host to the Pac-10 champion, and the champion of which conference?||Rose Bowl History
Big 10. The Rose Bowl is a tradition in the Big-10. Michigan has appeared over 20 times in the historic game.
|In 2004, the seating capacity of the Rose Bowl was 93,000, but on January 1, 1973, room was found for a record crowd of how many fans?||Rose Bowl History
106,869. This was the largest crowd ever to watch a sporting event at that time. With the dawn of larger stadiums and bigger sports, NASCAR's Daytona 500 has an estimated crowd of over 165,000.
57,000. The original stadium, a 57,000-seat horseshoe open on the south end, cost $272,198.26. The Tournament financed the project by offering ten-year subscription tickets for $100 each. Once it was completed, it was deeded to the city of Pasadena.
|After the Wolverines of Michigan flattened Stanford in the first Rose Bowl, stadium officials gave up on football in favor of what?||Rose Bowl History
Roman style chariot races. The first game was so lopsided, Rose Bowl officials feared that they would have problems drawing fans to the games if there was no competition.
1902. Michigan played Stanford in the first ever Rose Bowl game. Michigan beat Stanford 49-0. The Wolverines beat them so badly that Stanford gave up and quit in the 3rd quarter.
Woody Hayes. Woody Hayes took Ohio State to four straight Rose Bowls from 1973-1976. John McKay led USC to four in a row from 1967-70. Michigan's Schembechler went to three straight from 1977-79, and Washington's Don James went to three straight from 1991-93. UCLA's Terry Donahue took the Bruins three years out of four in 1983, '84, and '86.
Rick Leach. Leach was the starting QB for Michigan in the 1977, '78, and '79 Rose Bowls. He then played 10 years in the majors for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and San Francisco Giants.
|In the 1984 Rose Bowl, 10-1 Illinois was a solid favorite over 6-4-1 UCLA. But after which unusual play, the Bruins must have known it was their day, as they went on to a 45-9 victory?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
Illinois blocked a UCLA field goal attempt, but the Bruins recovered and ran for a first down. Early in the game, the Bruins lined up for a field goal attempt. Illinois blocked it, but UCLA recovered and advanced the ball for a first down. Given new life, UCLA drove to a touchdown and went on to an easy win.
|Two times within nine years, USC scored late touchdowns when trailing by seven points. On both occasions, the Trojans went for a two-point conversion instead of settling for a tie. What was the outcome of those two games?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
Lost to Purdue and defeated Ohio State. In 1967, USC trailed Purdue 14-7 when they scored a late TD. The pass on the two-point conversion attempt was intercepted and Purdue won 14-13. In 1975, USC trailed Ohio State 17-10. On the two-point conversion attempt, Pat Haden completed a pass to Shelton Diggs for an 18-17 win. On both occasions, the USC coach was John McKay.
USC and Ohio State. USC and Ohio State met seven times (1955, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, and 1985) with USC winning four. USC and Michigan met six times (1949, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1989, and 1990) with USC winning four. Washington and Michigan met four times (1978, 1981, 1992, 1993) with each team winning twice. UCLA and Michigan State met three times (1954, 1956, 1966) with Michigan State winning two.
Jacque Robinson. Washington running back Robinson's 142-yard performance in the Huskies' 28-0 win over Iowa in the 1982 Rose Bowl earned him MVP honors, the first freshman to win it. Remember, freshman were not eligible to play until 1976.
|Which USC running back's "phantom" touchdown (replays showed he fumbled well before crossing the goal line) was the difference in the Trojans' 17-10 win over Michigan in the 1979 Rose Bowl?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
Charles White. As White dove towards the goal line in the second quarter, replays clearly showed he lost the ball in mid-air at about the two-yard line. Michigan recovered, and one referee signaled Wolverine ball. But, another official overruled him by saying White crossed the goal line before he fumbled.
|Which UCLA running back's 54-yard TD run late in the fourth quarter, clinched the Bruins 23-10 upset win over #1 Ohio State in the 1976 Rose Bowl?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
Wendell Tyler. Tyler gained over 100 yards against the stingy Buckeye defense, and this TD run increased the Bruins tenuous six-point lead into an insurmountable 13-point margin.
Jim Plunkett. Plunkett was the Rose Bowl MVP in Stanford's 1970 upset of Ohio State, and the 1981 Super Bowl MVP in the Raiders' win over the Eagles. Aikman and Brady were Super Bowl MVPs but never played in the Rose Bowl, and Howard was a Super Bowl MVP but not a Rose Bowl MVP.
|From 1947-2001, USC appeared in the most Rose Bowls, going 12-7 in 19 appearances. What school appeared in the second most number of Rose Bowls from 1947-2001? ||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
Michigan. Michigan appeared 16 times, going 7-9. Ohio State was next with 12 appearances (going 6-6), UCLA next with 11 (going 5-6), and Washington appeared 10 times (going 7-3).
|From 1947-2001, what was the only one of the 21 schools in the Big 10 and Pac 10 that never played in a Rose Bowl?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
Arizona. Arizona had never played in a Rose Bowl game. Indiana and Washington State appeared only once (in 1968 and 1998 respectively), and Minnesota appeared twice (1961 and 1962).
|From 1947-2001, the Heisman Trophy winner played in the Rose Bowl eight times. How many of those times was the Heisman winner also on the Rose Bowl winner?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
4. Heisman winners went 4-4 in Rose Bowls in the year they won the Heisman. The ones who played on Rose Bowl winners were Jim Plunkett (Stanford), Charles White (USC), Charles Woodson (Michigan), and Ron Dayne (Wisconsin). The ones who played on Rose Bowl losers were O.J. Simpson (USC), Archie Griffin twice (Ohio State), and Desmond Howard (Michigan).
Tommy Prothro. Prothro led Oregon State to the 1965 Rose Bowl where the Beavers lost to Michigan, 34-7. The next year, he led UCLA to the Rose Bowl where they defeated Michigan State, 14-12.
|What was the only school to upset undefeated teams in the Rose Bowl in back to back years during that time frame?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
Stanford. In the 1971 Rose Bowl, Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett led Stanford to a 27-17 upset of unbeaten Ohio State (the #2 ranked Buckeyes were poised to win the national title after #1 Texas was upset by Notre Dame earlier in the day in the Cotton Bowl). In the 1972 Rose Bowl, Stanford did it again, upsetting undefeated and #3 ranked Michigan by a score of 13-12, on a last minute field goal by Rod Garcia.
|What school twice upset a #1 ranked team in the Rose Bowl after losing to that same team during the regular season?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
UCLA. In the 1966 Rose Bowl, UCLA upset #1 ranked Michigan State, 14-12 after they lost to the Spartans opening day of the season, 13-3. 10 years later, UCLA upset #1 ranked Ohio State 23-10 after losing to the Buckeyes 41-20 in the season's fourth game.
3. Oregon QB Jack Crabtree won the award despite Ohio State's 10-7 win in 1958. Wisconsin QB Ron Vander Kelen shared the award with USC's Pete Beathard in 1963 when USC won 42-37. Oregon QB Danny O'Neil shared the award with Penn State's Ki-Jana Carter in Penn State's 38-20 win in 1995.
2. Surprisingly, only twice in the 55 meetings from 1947 to 2001 did this happen. In 1963, #1 USC defeated #2 Wisconsin 42-37, and in 1969, #1 Ohio State defeated #2 USC 27-16.
|The Rose Bowl began matching the champions of the Pacific Coast Conference and Big 10 in 1947. In what year did the Pacific Coast Conference champion first defeat the Big 10 champ?||Rose Bowl History 1947-2001
1953. After the Big 10 champ won the first six matchups, USC defeated Wisconsin 7-0 in the 1953 game. The Pacific Coast champ would not win again until Washington beat Wisconsin 44-8 in 1960. The trend of Big 10 dominance would be reversed in the 1970s and 80s.
|Matt Leinart had what comment after the game, showing a sign that USC was very much frustrated and heartbroken by the loss?||USC-Texas Rose Bowl: 2006
I still think we were the better team. He still felt USC was better, but said that Texas just came up with the big plays in the end. He would be involved in the Arizona Cardinals loss in the hands of the Bears, after Arizona blew a huge lead. After that game, Dennis Green, his coach, erupted in an interview saying, "The Bears are who we thought they were!"
467. Less than 100 yards of Texas's offense involved players other Young. He passed for 267 and ran for 200.
56 yards. Texas' defense stepped up, stopping Lendale White on a fourth and 2, leading to Texas beginning their drive at their own 44.
|Though only a footnote in the final outcome, David Pino, the kicker for Texas, was not extremely sharp. How many field goals and PAT's did he miss?||USC-Texas Rose Bowl: 2006
Missed 1 extra point and a field goal. This wasn't quite a Gary Cismesia/Kevin Kelly kicking performance that occurred a few nights earlier, but Pino still has had better days, while today USC mourns the loss of their kicker, Mario Danelo, who died a few couple of weeks after the game.