2024 Rose Bowl presented by Prudential
College Football Playoff Semifinal
110th Rose Bowl Game
1234OT Total
Alabama 730100 20
Michigan 76077 27
DateJanuary 1, 2024
Season2023
StadiumRose Bowl
LocationPasadena, California
Player of the GameOff: J. J. McCarthy (QB, Michigan)
Def: Mason Graham (DT, Michigan)[1]
FavoriteMichigan by 1.5[2]
RefereeMichael Vandervelde (Big 12)[3]
Halftime showMichigan Marching Band
Alabama Marching Band
Attendance96,371
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
ESPN Deportes
ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color), Holly Rowe and Laura Rutledge (sidelines)
ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela (play-by-play), Pablo Viruega (analyst) and Katia Castorena (sideline)
ESPN 2: Pat McAfee, AJ Hawk, Darius Butler, Anthony DiGuilio, Connor Campbell and Ty Schmit
ESPN Radio: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst) and Quint Kessenich (sideline)
Nielsen ratings(27.2 million viewers)
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Dois (Brazil)
AnnouncersESPN Dois (Brazil): Thiago Alves (play-by-play), Deivis Chiodini (analyst) and Giane Pessoa (rules analyst)
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The 2024 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2024, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The 110th annual Rose Bowl was one of the semifinals of the 2023–24 College Football Playoff (CFP) and featured two of the four teams selected by the CFP Selection Committee—the fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide of the SEC and the first-ranked Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten. Michigan won the game 27–20, shortly after Blake Corum's 17-yard touchdown run in overtime, and stopping Alabama on downs. Michigan advanced to face the winner of the Sugar Bowl, the Washington Huskies, in the CFP National Championship game on January 8.[4][5] With 27.2 million viewers on ESPN, the 2024 Rose Bowl was the most-viewed College Football Playoff semifinal game since 2014, as well as one of the top ten cable telecasts of all time.[6][7][8][9]

The Rose Bowl was one of the 2023–24 bowl games concluding the 2023 FBS football season. The game began at approximately 2:00 p.m. PST and was aired on ESPN.[10][11] Sponsored by Prudential Financial, the game was officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential.

College Football Playoff

This section is transcluded from 2023–24 College Football Playoff. (edit | history)

Semifinals Championship
January 1 – Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  1   Michigan (OT) 27  
  4   Alabama 20   January 8 – National Championship
NRG Stadium, Houston
 
      1   Michigan 34
January 1 – Sugar Bowl
Caesars Superdome, New Orleans
    2   Washington 13
 
  2   Washington 37
  3   Texas 31  

Teams

Will Reichard kicks off for Alabama to start the game

The game featured Michigan, undefeated champion of the Big Ten, and Alabama, one-loss champion of the SEC. This was the sixth meeting between the two teams, with their most recent meeting being in the 2020 Citrus Bowl, where Alabama beat Michigan by a score of 35–16. Entering the game, Alabama led the overall series, 3–2.[12] Alabama wore white jerseys while Michigan wore blue jerseys. The teams were welcomed to Southern California at Disneyland Resort on December 27. The teams entered the game as the two winningest programs in college football history.[13]

Michigan

Main article: 2023 Michigan Wolverines football team

Michigan went undefeated in their 12-game regular season. Due to punishment from recruiting violations and a sign-stealing scandal, they were without their head coach Jim Harbaugh for six of those games. They still defeated their arch-rival Ohio State, 30–24, allowing them to advance to the 2023 Big Ten Football Championship Game, where they defeated Iowa, 26–0. Entering the game, Michigan was one of just four undefeated FBS teams, at 13–0.

This was Michigan's 21st appearance in the Rose Bowl—they were 8–12 in prior editions. The Wolverines lost their previous three Rose Bowl appearances, in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Their last Rose Bowl win came in 1998, where they defeated Washington State by a 21–16 score to win the national championship.

Alabama

Main article: 2023 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

Alabama went 11–1 in their 12-game regular season. A 34–24 loss in Week 2 to Texas followed by a narrow victory over USF caused them to tumble down the rankings to No. 13 in the AP poll, but they managed to recover and reach a record of 10–1 entering their Iron Bowl game against Auburn. Alabama won the game, 27–24, thanks to a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Milroe to Isaiah Bond on 4th-and-goal. In the 2023 SEC Championship Game, they defeated two-time defending national champion Georgia, 27–24, ending the latter team's 29-game winning streak.

This was Alabama’s eighth Rose Bowl appearance (1926, 1927, 1931, 1935, 1938, 1946, 2021). They were 5–1–1 in prior Rose Bowls.

Game summary

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the 2024 Rose Bowl Game
Period 1 2 34OTTotal
No. 4 Alabama 7 3 010020
No. 1 Michigan 7 6 07727

at Rose BowlPasadena, California

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Alabama Michigan
1 9:41 4 44 2:11 Alabama Jase McClellan 34-yard touchdown run, Will Reichard kick good 7 0


1 4:23 10 75 5:18 Michigan Blake Corum 8-yard touchdown reception from J. J. McCarthy, James Turner kick good 7 7


2 3:49 8 83 4:37 Michigan Tyler Morris 38-yard touchdown reception from J. J. McCarthy, James Turner kick not good 7 13


2 0:07 10 52 3:42 Alabama 50-yard field goal by Will Reichard 10 13


4 14:30 8 55 4:14 Alabama Jase McClellan 3-yard touchdown run, Will Reichard kick good 17 13


4 4:41 9 35 5:49 Alabama 52-yard field goal by Will Reichard 20 13


4 1:34 8 75 3:07 Michigan Roman Wilson 4-yard touchdown reception from J. J. McCarthy, James Turner kick good 20 20


OT 2 25 Michigan Blake Corum 17-yard touchdown run, James Turner kick good 20 27


"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20 27

Statistics

Statistics ALA MICH
First downs 17 15
Plays–yards 66–288 59–351
Rushes–yards 43–172 32–130
Passing yards 116 221
Passing: comp–att–int 16–23–0 17–27–0
Time of possession 32:19 27:41
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing Jalen Milroe 16–23, 116 yards
Rushing Jase McClellan 14 carries, 87 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Isaiah Bond 4 receptions, 47 yards
Michigan Passing J. J. McCarthy 17–27, 221 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Blake Corum 19 carries, 83 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Roman Wilson 4 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD

Hall of Fame

Prior to the game, Cliff Montgomery, Columbia; Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN and Ohio State; and Lincoln Kennedy, Washington, were inducted to the 2023 class of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.[14]

References

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