|2020 Rose Bowl|
|CFP New Year's Six|
106th Rose Bowl Game
|Date||January 1, 2020|
|MVP||Justin Herbert (QB, Oregon) & Brady Breeze (S, Oregon)|
|Favorite||Wisconsin by 3|
|National anthem||Oregon Marching Band|
|Referee||Brandon Cruse (Big 12)|
|Halftime show||Oregon Marching Band and University of Wisconsin Marching Band|
|United States TV coverage|
|Network||ESPN and ESPN Radio|
|Announcers||ESPN: Chris Fowler (play-by-play)|
Kirk Herbstreit (analyst)
Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi (sidelines)
ESPN Radio: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams
|International TV coverage|
The 2020 Rose Bowl Game was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2020, with kickoff at 5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. local PST) on ESPN. It was the 106th edition of the Rose Bowl Game, and one of the 2019–20 bowl games concluding the 2019 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual financial services organization, the game was officially known as the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, and was a rematch of the 2012 Rose Bowl, which Oregon also won. Wisconsin made it to their first Rose Bowl since 2013 and is now at four consecutive Rose Bowl losses, after losing three times in a row from 2011 to 2013.
The game matched Big Ten Conference runner-up Wisconsin and Pac-12 Conference champion Oregon. The 2012 Rose Bowl featured the same teams, won by Oregon, who scored 10 unanswered fourth-quarter points in a 45–38 victory.
Main article: 2019 Oregon Ducks football team
Oregon entered the game with an 11–2 record (8–1 in conference). They finished atop the Pac-12's North Division, then defeated Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game to secure their spot in the Rose Bowl. Oregon was 2–1 against ranked FBS opponents, defeating Washington and Utah while losing to Auburn. The Ducks' only other loss was to Arizona State. This was Oregon's eighth Rose Bowl; they had a 3–4 record in prior appearances, last playing in the 2015 edition, which they won over Florida State.
Main article: 2019 Wisconsin Badgers football team
Wisconsin entered the game with a 10–3 record (7–2 in conference). They finished tied with Minnesota atop the Big Ten's West Division, and advanced to the Big Ten Championship Game due to their regular season win over Minnesota. In the Big Ten title game, the Badgers fell to Ohio State, 34–21. As Ohio State was selected for the College Football Playoff, Wisconsin received an invitation to the Rose Bowl. The Badgers were 3–2 against ranked opponents, defeating Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota while losing to Ohio State twice. Their only other loss was to Illinois. This was Wisconsin's tenth Rose Bowl; they had a 3–6 record in prior appearances, last playing in the 2013 edition, which they lost to Stanford.
|No. 6 Oregon||7||7||7||7||28|
|No. 8 Wisconsin||10||7||7||3||27|
|Time of possession||21:57||38:03|
|Oregon||Passing||Justin Herbert||14/20, 138 yards, 1 INT|
|Rushing||C. J. Verdell||17 carries, 49 yards|
|Receiving||Juwan Johnson||5 receptions, 66 yards|
|Wisconsin||Passing||Jack Coan||23/35, 186 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT|
|Rushing||Jonathan Taylor||21 carries, 94 yards|
|Receiving||Quintez Cephus||7 receptions, 59 yards, 1 TD|
Some controversy arose from an offensive pass interference call that went against Wisconsin near the end of the game, which nullified a Wisconsin first down and eventually gave the ball back to Oregon, who was able to run the clock down and win the game. The call and its impact on the game led former NFL referee Terry McAulay to publicly disagree with the call.