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Posted Dec 26, 2007


2008 Rose Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

USC (10-2) vs. Illinois (9-3)

January 1st, 5:00 p.m. ET, ABC

Rose Bowl History
2007 USC 32, Michigan 18
2006 Texas 41, USC 38
2005 Texas 38, Michigan 37
2004 USC 28, Michigan 14
2003 Oklahoma 34, Washington St 14
2002 Miami 37, Nebraska 14
2001 Washington 34, Purdue 24
2000 Wisconsin 17, Stanford 9
1999 Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31
1998 Michigan 21, Washington St 16
1997 Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17
1996 USC 41, Northwestern 32
1995 Penn State 38, Oregon 20
1994 Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16
1993 Michigan 38, Washington 31
1992 Washington 34, Michigan 14
1991 Washington 46, Iowa 34
1990 USC 17, Michigan 10
1989 Michigan 22, USC 14
1988 Michigan State 20, USC 17
1987 Arizona State 22, Michigan 15
1986 UCLA 45, Iowa 28
1985 USC 20, Ohio State 17
1984 UCLA 45, Illinois 9
1983 UCLA 24, Michigan 14
1982 Washington 28, Iowa 0
1981 Michigan 23, Washington 6
1980 USC 17, Ohio State 16
1979 USC 17, Michigan 10
1978 Washington 27, Michigan 20
1977 USC 14, Michigan 6
1976 UCLA 23, Ohio State 10
1975 USC 18, Ohio State 17
1974 Ohio State 42, USC 21
1973 USC 42, Ohio State 17
1972 Stanford 13, Michigan 12
1971 Stanford 27, Ohio State 17
1970 USC 10, Michigan 3
1969 Ohio State 27, USC 16
1968 USC 14, Indiana 3
1967 Purdue 14, USC 13
1966 UCLA 14, Michigan State 12
1965 Michigan 34, Oregon State 7
1964 Illinois 17, Washington 7
1963 USC 42, Wisconsin 37
1962 Minnesota 21, UCLA 3
1961 Washington 17, Minnesota 7
1960 Washington 44, Wisconsin 8
1959 Iowa 38, California 12
1958 Ohio State 10, Oregon 7
1957 Iowa 35, Oregon State 19
1956 Michigan State 17, UCLA 14
1955 Ohio State 20, USC 7
1954 Michigan State 28, UCLA 20
1953 USC 7, Wisconsin 0
1952 Illinois 40, Stanford 7
1951 Michigan 14, California 6
1950 Ohio State 17, California 14
1949 Northwestern 20, California 14
1948 Michigan 49, USC 0
1947 Illinois 45, UCLA 14
1946 Alabama 34, USC 14
1945 USC 25, Tennessee 0
1944 USC 29, Washington 0
1943 Georgia 9, UCLA 0
1942 Oregon State 20, Duke 16 (at Durham, N.C.)
1941 Stanford 21, Nebraska 13
1940 USC 14, Tennessee 0
1939 USC 7, Duke 3
1938 California 13, Alabama 0
1937 Pittsburgh 21, Washington 0
1936 Stanford 7, SMU 0
1935 Alabama 29, Stanford 13
1934 Columbia 7, Stanford 0
1933 USC 35, Pittsburgh 0
1932 USC 21, Tulane 12
1931 Alabama 24, Washington St 0
1930 USC 47, Pittsburgh 14
1929 Georgia Tech 8, California 7
1928 Stanford 7, Pittsburgh 6
1927 Alabama 7, Stanford 7
1926 Alabama 20, Washington 19
1925 Notre Dame 27, Stanford 10
1924 Navy 14, Washington 14
1923 USC 14, Penn State 3
1922 California 0, Washington & Jefferson 0
1921 California 28, Ohio State 0
1920 Harvard 7, Oregon 6
1919 Great Lakes 17, Mare Island 0
1918 Mare Island 19, Camp Lewis 7
1917 Oregon 14, Pennsylvania 0
1916 Washington State 14, Brown 0
1902 Michigan 49, Stanford 0

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Best Illini Bowl Moment: Illinois gets to Pasadena about once every generation, but when it does, it usually fares well.  The Illini is 3-1 in the Rose Bowl, the last victory coming in 1964.  In the 1947 game, the first ever under the traditional Big Ten-Pac-10 agreement, an unheralded Illinois team shocked UCLA behind the tough running of Buddy Young and Julius Rykovich.    

Best Trojan Bowl Moment: There have been a ton of memorable Rose Bowl wins in USC’s storied past;  however, the 2005 Orange Bowl was the site of the program’s most impressive moment, a 55-19 demolition of unbeaten Oklahoma to win a second straight national championship.  Matt Leinart set an Orange Bowl record with five touchdown passes, while the mighty Trojans raised debates whether they were a modern-day dynasty. 

USC's best win ... USC 44 ... Arizona State 24
John David Booty threw for 375 yards with four touchdown passes to four different receivers, and ran for a one-yard score, highlighted by a 34-yard play to Fred Davis at the end of the third quarter to put the game well out of reach. Booty's first touchdown pass, a four-yard strike to Vidal Hazelton on the opening drive, was answered by a 98-yard Rudy Burgess kickoff return for a score. A 25-yard Thomas Weber field goal for ASU made it 17-17 early in the second quarter, and then USC opened it up with a 27-point run to make it a rout. The Trojan defensive line dominated with six sacks and several more pressures while holding ASU to 16 yards rushing.
Player of the game: USC DE Lawrence Jackson made eight tackles, four sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble.
Stat Leaders: Arizona State - Passing: Rudy Carpenter, 21-30, 240 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Dimitri Nance, 9-19, 1 TD. Receiving: Chris McGaha, 5-85
USC - Passing: John David Booty, 26-39, 375 yds, 4 TD
Rushing:
Chauncey Washington, 22-80. Receiving: Fred Davis, 5-119, 1 TD

USC's worst performance ... Stanford 24 ... USC 23
On fourth and goal from the ten, Stanford pulled off one of the biggest shockers of all-time when Mark Bradford fought his way for a touchdown catch to tie it. Derek Belch hit the extra point for the lead, and then the defense held on with its fourth pick of the night. John David Booty threw for 364 yards, highlighted by a 63-yard pass play to Fred Davis and a 47-yarder to Ronald Johnson, but overthrew his receivers late for two key interceptions, and threw one for a 31-yard Stanford pick six from Austin Yancy in the third. USC outgained the Cardinal 459 yards to 235.
Player of the game: Stanford QB Tavita Pritchard went 11-of-30 for 149 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Stat Leaders: Stanford - Passing: Tavita Pritchard, 11-30, 149 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Anthony Kimble, 17-32, 1 TD. Receiving: Mark Bradford, 5-87, 1 TD
USC - Passing: John David Booty, 24-40, 364 yds, 2 TD, 4 INT 
Rushing:
Chauncey Washington, 23-75, 1 TD. Receiving:
Patrick Turner, 9-83

Illinois' best win ...
Illinois 28 ... Ohio State 21
Illinois tore off 260 rushing yards, but it was the passing game that killed Ohio State early on with Juice Williams throwing four touchdown passes to four different receivers. A 31-yard strike to Marques Wilkins late in the third quarter gave the Illini a 28-14 lead, but the Buckeyes marched right back going 76 yards in eight plays with Chris Wells finishing it off with his second touchdown run of the game. And Illinois decided to not let Ohio State have the ball again. The Buckeyes ran two plays in the fourth quarter with the second an interception by Marcus Thomas with 8:09 to play. And then Illinois played keep-away, going 42 yards on 16 plays taking off the rest of the time, highlighted by a two-yard quarterback sneak on fourth and inches on the Illinois 33 to keep the drive alive. Marcus Freeman and James Laurinaitis combined to make 30 tackles for the Buckeyes, while J Leman made 12 stops for Illinois.
Player of the game: Illinois QB Juice Williams completed 12 of 22 passes for 140 yards and four touchdowns, and ran 16 times for 70 yards
Stat Leaders: Illinois - Passing: Isiah Williams, 12-22, 140 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: Daniel Dufrene, 8-106. Receiving: Brian Gamble, 3-27, 1 TD
Ohio State - Passing: Todd Boeckman, 13-23, 156 yds, 3 INT
Rushing:
Chris Wells, 20-76, 2 TD. Receiving: Brian Hartline, 4-86


Illinois' worst performance ...
Iowa 10 ... Illinois 6
Iowa safety Brett Greenwood picked off Eddie McGee in the end zone with just over a minute to play to close out a brilliant defensive performance. The Illini gained just 287 yards of total offense and was outgained 141 yards to 137 on the ground, getting points on Jason Reda field goals from 46 and 23 yards out. Iowa tied it at three just before halftime on a 28-yard Daniel Murray kick, and took the lead for good at the end of the third quarter on a 29-yard Brandon Myers touchdown catch. The Illinois offense almost got its home run to change things around on an 83-yard pass play to Joe Morgan, but it was called back by an ineligible receiver penalty.
Player of the game: Iowa LB Mike Humphal made 18 tackles, sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble
Stat Leaders: Iowa - Passing: Jake Christensen, 17-25, 182 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Albert Young, 25-99. Receiving: Albert Young, 4-25
Illinois - Passing: Juice Williams, 9-15, 98 yds
Rushing:
Rashard Mendenhall, 15-67  Receiving: Arrelious Benn, 4-87


2007 Rose Bowl
USC 32 ... Michigan 18

USC exploded for 29 second half points pulling away in the fourth quarter on a 62-yard touchdown from Dwayne Jarrett. Steve Smith followed up with a seven-yard scoring pass on USC's next drive for a 32-11 lead. Booty threw four touchdown passes with two to Jarrett and a two-yard pass to Chris McFoy, but Michigan stayed alive with an 11-yard Adrian Arrington touchdown catch and a Mike Hart two-point conversion early in the fourth quarter before Jarrett took over. Steve Breaston scored on a 41-yard touchdown pass in garbage time. Michigan finished with just 12 yards rushing hurt by six sacks; Chad Henne was under pressure all game long.
Player of the game ... USC WR Dwayne Jarrett caught 11 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns
Stat Leaders: USC - Passing: John David Booty 27-45, 391 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: C.J. Gable, 13-25. Receiving: Dwayne Jarrett, 11-205, 2 TD
Michigan - Passing: Chad Henne, 26-41, 309 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Mike Hart, 17-47. Receiving: Steve Breaston, 7-115, 1 TD


USC Bowl History (23-10-2)
2007 Rose USC 32, Michigan 18
2006 Rose Texas 41, USC 38
2005 Orange USC 55, Oklahoma 19
2004 Rose USC 28, Michigan 14
2003 Orange USC 38, Iowa 17
2001 Las Vegas Utah 10, USC 6
1998 Sun TCU 28, USC 19
1995 Rose USC 41, Northwestern 32
1994 Cotton USC 55, Texas Tech 14
1993 Freedom USC 28, Utah 21
1992 Freedom Fresno State 24, USC 7
1990 John Hancock Michigan St 17, USC 16
1989 Rose USC 17, Michigan 10
1988 Rose Michigan 22, USC 14
1987 Rose Michigan St 20, USC 17
1986 Citrus Auburn 16, USC 7
1985 Aloha Alabama 24, USC 3
1984 Rose USC 20, Ohio State 17
1981 Fiesta Penn State 26, USC 10
1979 Rose USC 17, Ohio State 16
1978 Rose USC 17, Michigan 10
1977 Bluebonnet USC 47, Texas A&M 28
1976 Rose USC 14, Michigan 6
1975 Liberty USC 20, Texas A&M 0
1974 Rose USC 18, Ohio State 17
1973 Rose Ohio State 42, USC 21
1972 Rose USC 42, Ohio State 17
1969 Rose USC 10, Michigan 3
1968 Rose Ohio State 27, USC 16
1967 Rose USC 14, Indiana 3
1966 Rose Purdue 14, USC 13
1962 Rose USC 42, Wisconsin 37
1954 Rose Ohio State 20, USC 7
1952 Rose USC 7, Wisconsin 0
1948 Rose Michigan 49, USC 0
1945 Rose Alabama 34, USC 14
1944 Rose USC 25, Tennessee 0
1943 Rose USC 29, Washington 0
1939 Rose USC 14, Tennessee 0
1938 Rose USC 7, Duke 3
1932 Rose USC 35, Pittsburgh 0
1931 Rose USC 21, Tulane 12
1929 Rose USC 47, Pittsburgh 14
1924 Christmas Festival USC 20, Missouri 7
1922 Rose USC 14, Pittsburgh 3
Illinois Bowl History (5-8)
2001 Sugar LSU 47, Illinois 34
1999 Micronpc.com Illinois 63, Virginia 21
1994 Liberty Illinois 30, E Carolina 0
1992 Holiday Hawaii 27, Illinois 17
1991 John Hancock UCLA 6, Illinois 3
1990 Hall of Fame Clemson 30, Illinois 0
1988 All-American Florida 14, Illinois 10
1985 Peach Army 31, Illinois 29
1983 Rose UCLA 45, Illinois 9
1982 Liberty Alabama 21, Illinois 15
1963 Rose Illinois 17, Washington 7
1951 Rose Illinois 40, Stanford 7
1946 Rose Illinois 45, UCLA 14