PENN STATE AND USC TO
PLAY IN 2017 ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
The Granddaddy of Them All Will
Feature Traditional Big Ten and Pac-12 Matchup
– The No. 5 CFP-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, Champion of the Big Ten
Conference, and the No. 9 CFP-ranked USC Trojans, have earned berths to play in
the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET),
Monday, January 2, 2017, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
Tournament of Roses is thrilled to host Penn State and USC at this year’s Rose
Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl Management Committee chairperson Scott Jenkins. “The
CFP Selection Committee had a tough decision to make today but we applaud their
rankings and we look forward to an exciting matchup between the Nittany Lions
and the Trojans on January 2. We are excited to welcome the teams and the fans
from both schools to the Granddaddy of Them All.”
State and USC have met twice in the Rose Bowl Game, including both of their
most appearances in 2009. In that game, the No. 5 Trojans defeated the No. 6
Nittany Lions, 38-24, behind a four touchdown and 413-yard performance from
USC’s Mark Sanchez. The only other meeting between these two teams was back in
1923, the first game played at the Rose Bowl Stadium. USC also won that
meeting, 14-3, but it is known because the game started 50 minutes late because
PSU was stuck in traffic.
State won its fourth Big Ten Championship after a comeback victory over
Wisconsin, 38-31, to finish the season 11-2 overall and 8-1 in conference play.
The Nittany Lions will make their fourth appearance in the Rose Bowl Game, with
their last appearance in the Granddaddy of the All in 2009. Their overall
record in the Rose Bowl Game is 1-2, with their lone victory in the 1995 Rose
Bowl Game against the University of Oregon.
finished the season 9-3 overall record and a 7-2 mark in conference. The
Trojans will make their 33rd Rose Bowl Game appearance on January 2, the most
appearance by any school in history. Their last appearance in the game was in
2009 against Penn State and finished a stretch during which the Trojans played
in four straight Rose Bowl Games and five in six years. They hold a 24-8
overall record in their Rose Bowl Game appearances.
festivities on January 2, will begin at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET). The game will be
televised nationally on ESPN.
tickets for the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will go on sale
this Tuesday, December 6 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET. Tickets will be available
online at www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000. In addition to the Ticketmaster
sale, fans can also purchase official Rose Bowl Game travel and ticket packages
online through PrimeSport.
more information please visit www.tournamentofroses.com.
can apply for credentials to the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern
Mutual at www.sportssystems.com/cfp
the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose
Parade®, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of associated
events. Nine hundred thirty-five volunteer members of the association will
drive the success of 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed “Echoes
of Success” on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose
Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Learn more about our events
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