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2020 Rose Bowl - Oregon Ducks vs Wisconsin Badgers

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First played in 1902, the Rose Bowl is affectionately known as “The Granddaddy of Them All” since it is the oldest currently operating college football bowl game. The 106th playing has traditional roots with a rematch of the 2012 game between the Pac-12 champion Oregon Ducks and the Big Ten runner-up Wisconsin Badgers. Making their 10th visit to Pasadena, the Badgers look to end a three-game Rose Bowl losing streak with all three losses coming in consecutive seasons. Their 45-38 setback to the Ducks was the middle game of that skid. Oregon has won its last two Rose Bowls, knocking off Florida State, 59-20, in 2015 in a CFP semifinal. Bucky opened as a 3-point favorite on the college football betting line.

2020 Rose Bowl Game at a Glance

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California


Matchup: Oregon Ducks vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Odds: Wisconsin -2.5, total 51

Rose Bowl Preview

Oregon ruined all hope of the Pac-12 getting a representative in the College Football Playoff. First, the Ducks suffered a humiliating late season loss at Arizona State that ruined any hope they had of reaching the final four. Then, an upset of Utah in the conference championship denied the Utes a chance of being considered.

Stringing together nine consecutive victories after a season-opening loss to Auburn put Oregon in contention. However, the winning streak ended in the penultimate regular season contest, 31-28, as a 13-point favorite to the Sun Devils. Beating Civil War rival Oregon State is always satisfying and taking down Utah paved the way for Oregon’s eighth Rose Bowl appearance. Talk about Justin Herbert has cooled but the Ducks have one of the better offenses in the Pac-12 and the signal-caller has one last chance to impress NFL scouts on a massive stage. He enters the matchup with 32 touchdown passes and only five interceptions with the Ducks producing over 453 yards and 36 points per game.

Feeling like they had a chance to beat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship, the Badgers crumbled in the second half allowing 27 unanswered points in the 34-21 loss. Two of Wisconsin’s three defeats were to the Buckeyes by a combined score of 72-28. The other setback came at Illinois, 24-23, as a 28.5-point favorite. The Badgers are 10-3 SU and 8-5 ATS.

Wisconsin’s offensive approach is one-dimensional; give the football to Jonathan Taylor and let him do his thing. For the most part it’s worked. Taylor rushed for 1,909 yards to finish second in the FBS. He totaled 148 yards and a touchdown against the Buckeyes and eclipsed 200 yards on the ground four times. Both teams are stout defensively, but the stars on offense will make this another memorable Rose Bowl.

Rose Bowl Game Format

The first Rose Bowl was played on January 1, 1902 and was called the East-West Football Game. Michigan routed Stanford 49-0, and the Rose Bowl committee discontinued the game holding other events in its place. The game was brought back for the 1915 season and was so successful a new venue was needed to house the enormous crowds. The Rose Bowl was erected in time for the 1923 game.

The game has a long-standing relationship with the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conferences dating back to its early days. From the 1947 edition until the BCS era, the game matched teams from the now-Pac-12 and the Big Ten. The first game since the 1918 season that didn’t include a team from either conference took place on January 3, 2002 when Nebraska and Miami met for the BCS National Championship.

As part of the CFP the bowl will host a semifinal contest on a rotating basis every three years with the next installment set for 2021. In years it doesn’t host a semifinal, the game takes the Pac-12 and Big Ten champ as long as those teams are not in the final four.

Rose Bowl Game Results (Since 2000)

2019 Ohio State Washington 28-23
2018 Georgia Oklahoma 54-48 (OT)
2017 USC Penn State 52-49
2016 Stanford Iowa 46-16
2015 Oregon Florida State 59-20
2014 Michigan State Stanford 24-20
2013 Stanford Wisconsin 20-14
2012 Oregon Wisconsin 45-38
2011 TCU Wisconsin 21-19
2010 Ohio State Oregon 26-17
2009 USC Penn State 38-24
2008 USC Illinois 49-17
2007 USC Michigan 32-18
2006 Texas USC 41-38
2005 Texas Michigan 38-37
2004 USC Michigan 28-14
2003 Oklahoma Washington State 34-14
2002 Miami, Fla. Nebraska 37-14
2001 Washington Purdue 34-24
2000 Wisconsin Stanford 17-9

Playing in the Rose Bowl has been the ultimate prize for members of the now-Pac-12 and Big Ten Conferences and the game has held true to its roots. In an effort to get a better representation of teams, both conferences adopted a “no repeat” rule for several years. The now-Pac-12 abandoned the rule in the mid-1960s allowing USC to play in four straight bowls from 1967 to 1970.

Both conferencs also had an exclusive agreement with the bowl. Teams were not allowed to participate in any other bowl game until 1975. This only increased the importance and stature of the Rose Bowl.

The Rose Bowl became part of the BCS alignment for the 1998 season, but continued, if possible, to maintain its Pac-12/Big Ten matchup. The game twice hosted the BCS National Championship game. Miami defeated Nebraska in the 2001 season game and Texas ousted USC in the 2005 season contest.

A member of the current Pac-12 Conference has appeared in 97 of the 105 Rose Bowls with USC having appeared in 34 of those games. The league owns a 50-44 record with three ties while the Big Ten is 32-38 in its 70 visits.

Most All-Time Wins at Rose Bowl Game

25 USC 1922,1929, 1931, 1932, 1938, 1939, 1943, 1944, 1952, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1974,1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1995, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016
8 Michigan 1901,1947, 1950, 1964, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1997
8 Ohio State 1949,1954, 1957, 1968, 1973, 1996, 2009, 2018
7 Stanford 1927,1935, 1940, 1970, 1971, 2012, 2015
7 Washington 1959,1960, 1977, 1981, 1990, 1991, 2000
5 UCLA 1965,1975, 1982, 1983, 1985
4 Alabama 1925,1930, 1934, 1945
4 Michigan State 1953,1955, 1987, 2013

With its long relationship between the Pac-12 and the Big Ten, teams from those conferences have appeared in and won the most games in Rose Bowl history. The biggest winner is USC, whose 34 appearances and 25 wins far outnumber those of Michigan and Ohio State, who are tied with the second-most wins at 8 apiece.

In fact, the Trojans have won more games than other current Pac-12 members Stanford (7), Washington (7), UCLA (5), Oregon (3) and Cal (2) have combined victories. USC added to its total with a thrilling, 52-49, comeback win over Penn State in the 2016 season game.

The Big Ten side of the alignment has been dominated by Michigan and Ohio State. One of the two appeared in the bowl every year from 1969 through 1981.

2019-20 College Bowls Betting Schedule

College Football Playoff
Dec 28 Peach Bowl Atlanta, GA / 4 PM No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Oklahoma
Dec 28 Fiesta Bowl Glendale, AZ / 8 PM No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Clemson
Jan 13 CFP National Championship New Orleans, LA / 8 PM Semifinal Winners
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Dec 28 Cotton Bowl Arlington, TX / Noon No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 17 Memphis
Dec 30 Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, FL / 8 PM No. 9 Florida vs. No. 24 Virginia
Jan 1 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA / 5 PM No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 8 Wisconsin
Jan 1 Sugar Bowl New Orleans, LA / 8:45 PM No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 7 Baylor
Other Bowl Games
Dec 20 Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas / 2 PM Buffalo vs. Charlotte
Dec 20 Frisco Bowl Frisco, TX / 7:30 PM Kent State vs. Utah State
Dec 21 Celebration Bowl Atlanta, GA / 12:00 PM Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T
Dec 21 New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM / 2 PM Central Michigan vs. San Diego State
Dec 21 Cure Bowl Orlando, FL / 2:30 PM Liberty vs. Georgia Southern
Dec 21 Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton, FL / 3:30 PM FAU vs. SMU
Dec 21 Camelia Bowl Montgomery, AL / 5:30 PM Arkansas State vs. Florida International
Dec 21 Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, NV / 7:30 PM No. 19 Boise State vs. Washington
Dec 21 New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, LA / 9 PM No. 20 Appalachian State vs. UAB
Dec 23 Gasparilla Bowl Tampa, FL / 2:30 PM Marshall vs. UCF
Dec 24 Hawaii Bowl Honolulu, HI / 8 PM BYU vs. Hawai'i
Dec 26 Independence Bowl Shreveport, LA / 4 PM Louisiana Tech vs. Miami (Fla.)
Dec 26 Quick Lane Bowl Detroit, MI / 8 PM Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh
Dec 27 Military Bowl Annapolis, MD / Noon North Carolina vs. Temple
Dec 27 Pinstripe Bowl The Bronx, NY / 3:20 PM Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
Dec 27 Texas Bowl Houston, TX / 6:45 PM No. 25 Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Dec 27 Holiday Bowl San Diego, CA / TBA No. 16 Iowa vs. No. 22 Southern California
Dec 27 Cheez-It Bowl Phoenix, AZ / 10:15 PM Air Force vs. Washington State
Dec 28 Camping World Bowl Orlando, FL / Noon No. 15 Notre Dame vs. Iowa State
Dec 30 First Responder Bowl University Park, TX / 12:30 PM Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan
Dec 30 Music City Bowl Nashville, TN / 4 PM Louisville vs. Mississippi State
Dec 30 Redbox Bowl Santa Clara, CA / TBA California vs. Illinois
Dec 31 Belk Bowl Charlotte, NC / Noon Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech
Dec 31 Sun Bowl El Paso, TX / 2 PM Arizona State vs. Florida State
Dec 31 Arizona Bowl Tucson, AZ / 4:30 PM Georgia State vs. Wyoming
Dec 31 Alamo Bowl San Antonio, TX / 7:30 PM No. 11 Utah vs. Texas
Dec 31 Liberty Bowl Mephis, TN / 3:45 PM Kansas State vs. Navy
Jan 1 Outback Bowl Tampa, FL / 1 PM No. 12 Auburn vs. No. 18 Minnesota
Jan 1 Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL / 1 PM No. 13 Alabama vs. No. 14 Michigan
Jan 2 Birmingham Bowl Birmingham, AL / 3 PM No. 21 Cincinnati vs. Boston College
Jan 2 Gator Bowl Jacksonville, FL / 7 PM Indiana vs. Tennessee
Jan 3 Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, ID / 3:30 PM Nevada vs. Ohio
Jan 4 Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, TX / 11:30 AM Southern Miss vs. Tulane
Jan 6 LendingTree Bowl Mobile, AL / 7:30 PM Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Miami (Ohio)

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