1945 Rose Bowl
31st Rose Bowl Game
1234 Total
Tennessee 0000 0
USC 66013 25
DateJanuary 1, 1945
Season1944
StadiumRose Bowl
LocationPasadena, California
FavoriteUSC by 17 points[1]
RefereeJ.J. Lynch [2]
Attendance91,000
Rose Bowl
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The 1945 Rose Bowl was the 31st edition of the college football bowl game, played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Monday, January 1.[3] The USC Trojans of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) defeated the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), 25–0.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Game summary

The game was highlighted by a John Ferraro blocked punt, which was carried by Jim Callanan for a touchdown in the opening minutes of the game. Ferraro went on to become the president of the Los Angeles City Council.

Scoring

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

No scoring

Fourth quarter

References

  1. ^ "Trojans big favorite in Roses game". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. January 1, 1945. p. 15.
  2. ^ "Trojans overpower Tennessee, 25-0". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. United Press. January 2, 1945. p. 12.
  3. ^ Rose Bowl Game Timeline, Tournament of Roses
  4. ^ "Trojans thump Tennessee 25-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. January 2, 1945. p. 2.
  5. ^ "Southern California Wallops Tennessee in Rose Bowl, 25-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 2, 1945. p. 3.
  6. ^ "Vols fight hard in defeat as Trojans score 25-0 win". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. January 2, 1945. p. 18.
  7. ^ Walsh, Christopher J. (July 18, 2006). Where Football Is King: A History of the SEC. Taylor Trade Publishing. ISBN 9781461734772.
  8. ^ "Every Rose Bowl game ever played: A brief look at 99 glorious games". Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  9. ^ Possemato, Paul M.; Johnston, William J.; Johnston, D. Michael (May 2008). Heroes and Teachers. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781434372994.