1955 Rose Bowl
The 1955 Rose Bowl was a college football game played between the University of Southern California (USC) and the Ohio State University. Ohio State won the game, 20–7.
Woody Hayes came into his first Rose Bowl tied for the national championship with PCC champion UCLA. However, #2 UCLA was locked out of the game because of the "no-repeat" rule.
The quarterback for Ohio State was Dave Leggett. Mr. Leggett threw eleven passes, completing six, one a touchdown pass to Robert Archbald Watkins Jr. Hopalong Cassady ran for 92 yards and led the Bucks to 304 yards on the ground and an overall advantage of 360-206 yards in total offense.
The only touchdown by USC was an 86-yard punt return by Aramis Dandoy.
The teams played in the first rainstorm to hit Pasadena during a Rose Bowl in more than 50 years.
- OSU – Dave Leggatt 3-yard run (Weed kick good)
- OSU – Bob Watkins 21-yard pass from Leggett (Watkins kick good)
- USC – Aramis Dandoy 86-yard punt return (Tsagalakis kick good)
- OSU – Dick Harkrader 9-yard run (Weed kick blocked)
- Ohio State won a shared National Championship for the 1954 season. It was the first "split" championship in college football, when the writers selected the Buckeyes and the coaches chose the Bruins.
- The game was played in the rain; Coach Hayes was not happy that the bands performed the halftime show on the already muddy field
- 1 2 Rose Bowl 1955, from RoseBowlHistory.com.
- ↑ Boyles, Bob; Paul Guido (2007). 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport. Skyhorse Publishing Inc. p. 58. ISBN 1-60239-090-8.
- ↑ 2011 Rose Bowl Historic Media Guide, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, December 2011