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Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual: No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State

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USC wins Rose Bowl in all-time classic over Penn State (2:47)

In one of the greatest Rose Bowl Games in history, USC scored the final 17 points of the game, including a field goal on the last play, to beat Penn State 52-49. (2:47)

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Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Date: Jan. 2

Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


USC 52, Penn State 49

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