|1985 Rose Bowl|
|71st Rose Bowl Game|
|Date||January 1, 1985|
|MVP||Tim Green (QB, USC)|
Jack Del Rio (LB, USC)
|Favorite||Ohio State by 3½ points |
|National anthem||Ohio State University Marching Band|
|Referee||James Sprenger (Pac-10);|
split crew: Pac-10, Big Ten)
|Halftime show||Ohio State University Marching Band, Spirit of Troy|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen|
The 1985 Rose Bowl Game was a postseason college football bowl game between the USC Trojans of the Pacific-10 Conference and Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten Conference, held on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game resulted in a 20–17 victory for the underdog Trojans.
Tim Green and Jack Del Rio earned the Rose Bowl MVP awards.
|Statistics||USC|| Ohio |
|Time of possession||31:11||28:47|