2007 Rose Bowl


2007 Rose Bowl

NCAAFootballSingleGameHeader
Name=2007 Rose Bowl


Date=January 1, 2007
Year=2006
Visitor School=University of Southern California
Visitor Name Short=USC
Visitor Nickname=Trojans
Visitor Record=10-2
Visitor

Visitor Coaches=7
Visitor BCS=5
Visitor Coach=Pete Carroll
Visitor1=3
Visitor2=0
Visitor3=13
Visitor4=16
Visitor Total=32
Home School=University of Michigan
Home Name Short=Michigan
Home Nickname=Wolverines
Home Record=11-1
Home

Home Coaches=3
Home BCS=3
Home Coach=Lloyd Carr
Home1=0
Home2=3
Home3=0
Home4=15
Home Total=18
Type=bg
Stadium=Rose Bowl
City=Pasadena, California
Attendance=93,852 [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?confId=&gameId=270010130 ESPN NCF] - USC Trojans at Michigan Wolverines, January 1, 2007]
Odds=Michigan by 1½
MVP=Offensive:Dwayne Jarrett (USC WR)
Defensive:Brian Cushing (USC OLB)
Anthem=Michigan Marching Band
Halftime=Michigan Marching Band and Spirit of Troy
US Network=ABC
US Announcers=Brent Musburger, Bob Davie, Kirk Herbstreit

The 2007 Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi was a college football bowl game. It was part of the 2006-2007 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of the 2006 NCAA Division I-BS football season and the 93rd Rose Bowl Game, played on January 1, 2007, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. The game matched the University of Southern California Trojans and the University of Michigan Wolverines, and was televised on ABC. Dwayne Jarrett, a USC wide receiver, and Brian Cushing a USC outside linebacker, were named the Rose Bowl Players Of The Game. [http://www.bowlprograms.com/rosebowl/?pg=182 2008 Rose Bowl Program] , 2008 Rose Bowl. Accessed January 26, 2008.]

Pre-game

A moment of silence prior to the National Anthem was held in memory of former Michigan center, the 38th President of the United States and 1978 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshall Gerald Ford, who died six days earlier. George Lucas, Southern California alum, the creator of the "Star Wars" series of films and 2007 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshall, flipped the coin. The coin used featured Southern California's logo one on side and Michigan's logo on the other. Neither team called a side as the team's logo that landed up won the coin toss. Southern California deferred after winning the coin toss, and Michigan elected to receive the ball on the kickoff. The game officially started at 2:00 pm PST(UTC-8).

ummary

The University of Southern California Trojans and Michigan Wolverines returned to the Rose Bowl Game presented by citi in the first BCS game of 2007 on New Years' Day in Pasadena, California. Historically, the Rose Bowl has pitted the Pac-10 and Big Ten regular season champions. The Pac-10 champion Trojans played in a "non-traditional" Rose Bowl matchup with the University of Michigan Wolverines. What made this game a not-so-traditional matchup is that Michigan entered as the runner-up of the Big Ten, as the Big Ten champions Ohio State instead participated in the BCS Championship Game due to their #1 national ranking. With their win, the Trojans moved to 6-2 in their eight meetings with the Wolverines in Pasadena. Dwayne Jarrett and Brian Cushing were named the game's offensive and defensive MVP's, respectively.

coring summary

First quarter

*USC Mario Danelo 26 yard field goal. (4:02) 3-0 USC

econd quarter

*Michigan Garrett Rivas 43 Yard field goal. (13:39) 3-3 Tie

Third quarter

*USC Chris McFoy 2 yard touchdown pass from John David Booty (Danelo extra point kick is good). (8:48) 10-3 USC
*USC Dwayne Jarrett 22 yard touchdown pass from Booty (Danelo kick failed). (5:17) 16-3 USC
*USC Danelo 26 yard field goal. (0:52) 19-3 USC

Fourth quarter

*Michigan Adrian Arrington 11 yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne (Mike Hart run for 2 point conversion). (13:25) 19-11 USC
*USC Jarrett 62 yard touchdown pass from Booty (Danelo kick failed). (11:18) 25-11 USC
*USC Steve Smith 7 yard touchdown pass from John David Booty (Danelo kick good). (6:52) 32-11 USC
*Michigan Steve Breaston 41 yard touchdown pass from Henne. (Rivas kick good) (1:09) 32-18 USC

Game notes

Many times the participants of the Rose Bowl game have been the winners of the respective UCLA-USC rivalry and Michigan-Ohio State rivalry games, although there have been instances where the loser of the rivalry game still won the conference championship. In the 2007 Rose Bowl game, the participants "both" were the losers of those games, and Michigan was an at-large BCS participant with a second place Big Ten finish.

External links

* [http://www.tournamentofroses.com/rosebowlgame/ Rose Bowl Game official site]
* [http://sportsline.com/collegefootball/bowls/rose 2007 Rose Bowl by sportsline.com]

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