Rose Bowl

In Pasadena, California, the Rose Bowl has become a prime event for all college football fans. The stadium opened in October 1922 and is a California Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The arena has also become a National Historic Landmark.

The Rose Bowl is usually played on January 1 and is considered the most important college bowl event. The next edition of the Rose Bowl will be played on January 1, 2023.

Rose Bowl Odds

The Ohio State Buckeyes appeared as the top team in the 2021 edition. They were placed as favorites to win the 2021 edition of the Rose Bowl.

Those who took a chance on the Buckeyes were able to record a $100 profit for every $250 bet on a -250 Moneyline. Those who bet on the Utah Utes at a +220 Moneyline could have made a $220 profit for every $100 bet.

Those who also bet on the over 45.5 and the -8.5 may have also recorded a solid profit as well.

Rose Bowl Scores (Playoff)

On over 18 occasions, scores have finished with zero points. However, Oregon has been able to nail 59 points to reach an all-time high. That places the Rose Bowl as one of the most famous and most well-known events in the NCAA bowl. The Rose Bowl has also delivered solid performances that have become ideal for fans and bettors alike. 

Rose Bowl Past Results
Season Winning team Losing team Score
2021 Alabama Notre Dame 31-14
2020 Oregon Wisconsin 28-27
2019 Ohio State Washington 28-23
2018 Georgia Oklahoma 54-48 (OT)
2017 USC Penn State 52-49
2016 Stanford Iowa 46-16
2015 Oregon Florida State 59-20
2014 Michigan State Stanford 24-20
2013 Stanford Wisconsin 20-14
2012 Oregon Wisconsin 45-38
2011 TCU Wisconsin 21-19
2010 Ohio State Oregon 26-17
2009 USC Penn State 38-24
2008 USC Illinois 49-17
2007 USC Michigan 32-18
2006 Texas USC 41-38
2005 Texas Michigan 38-37
2004 USC Michigan 28-14
2003 Oklahoma Washington State 34-14
2002 Miami, Fla. Nebraska 37-14
2001 Washington Purdue 34-24
2000 Wisconsin Stanford 17-9

Betting History of The Rose Bowl

Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes against the Pac-12 champion Washington Huskies played in the 105th Rose Bowl in 2019. Dwayne Haskins was the star of that game, with three touchdown passes in the first half to reach 50 in the regular season. He led the Buckeyes to win the game, 28-23. The special reason, beyond the title, was that it was Coach Urban Meyer’s last game in charge of the Columbus team.

It was the first victory in the Rose Bowl for Ohio State since 2009 when they beat Oregon 26-17. At the same time, that victory placed them in second place in all-time bowl wins.

Featured in the Rose Bowl have been 19 Heisman Trophy winners, and the game has created 29 national champions. In addition, it has introduced 208 consensus All-Americans and honored 113 college football greats with their induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.

In the 102nd Rose Bowl, the Stanford Cardinal met the Iowa Hawkeyes in what would be an incredible game. Stanford was winning 38-3 through the third quarter. The 35-point lead was the highest in the Rose Bowl’s 102-year history. In addition, Christan McCaffrey accumulated 368 all-purpose yards, a Rose Bowl record, for the team.

In 2005, the Texas Longhorns, second-place finishers in the Big 12 Conference’s South Division, defeated the Michigan Wolverines 38-37. The Wolverines had a 10-point lead during the third quarter but lost it due to Vince Young’s outstanding performance with two touchdowns during the fourth quarter.

The most frequent Rose Bowl appearances are from USC and Michigan, who have met eight times. The last was in 2007. USC holds a 6–2 advantage.

The next most frequent matchup is USC–Ohio State, as USC continues in second place. It has second place for the most matchups, with Ohio State the opponent. They met seven times until 1985. USC has a slight lead in wins, taking four of the seven games.

Most All-Time Wins
WinsTeamsYears won
25USC1922,1929, 1931, 1932, 1938, 1939, 1943, 1944, 1952, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1974,1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1995, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016
8Michigan1901,1947, 1950, 1964, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1997
8Ohio State1949,1954, 1957, 1968, 1973, 1996, 2009, 2018
7Stanford1927,1935, 1940, 1970, 1971, 2012, 2015
7Washington1959,1960, 1977, 1981, 1990, 1991, 2000
5UCLA1965,1975, 1982, 1983, 1985
4Alabama1925,1930, 1934, 1945
4Michigan State1953,1955, 1987, 2013

Rose Bowl Betting Trends & Tips

Few sporting events have lifted the bar as much as the Rose Bowl. It has evolved into one of the top events for all bettors to wager on, in addition to being a historically significant NCAA game for fans to watch. Making the most of all available odds, statistics, numbers, and top moneylines in the market, besides markets like the Rose Bowl spread,  is also a major consideration for bettors who intend to wager on games like the Rose Bowl.

Some top Rose Bowl trends are as follows:

  • Pac-12 Conference schools lead stats with appearances with a total of 100.
  • Big Ten Schools follow the Big 12 with a total of 72 appearances. 
  • USC is the team with the most appearances in the history of the Rose Bowl, with a total of 34. 
  • USC is also the most successful school in the history of the event, with a total of 25 wins.  

Rose Bowl Odds FAQs

Which Team Has Scored the Most Points in the Rose Bowl?

The Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners combined for a Rose Bowl-record 102 points in the 104th Rose Bowl in 2018. It took two overtimes for Georgia to finally win, 54-48.

Which Team or Teams Have Had the Most Apperances in the Rose Bowl?

USC has had the most overall appearances. They have been to 34 games; the closest behind it is Michigan, which has gone 20 times.

Which Teams Have Become the Most Unsuccessful in the Rose Bowl?

Michigan has lost 12 of its 20 Rose Bowl appearances; USC has nine losses. Following these two teams, UCLA and Stanford tie for the most losses, with seven each.
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