1930 Rose Bowl

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1930 Rose Bowl
16th Rose Bowl Game
1234 Total
USC 1313147 47
Pittsburgh 0077 14
DateJanuary 1, 1930
StadiumRose Bowl Stadium
LocationPasadena, California
MVPRuss Saunders (QB) – USC
Rose Bowl
 < 1929  1931

The 1930 Rose Bowl was the 16th Rose Bowl game, an American post-season college football game that was played on New Year's Day 1930 in Pasadena, California. It featured the Pittsburgh Panthers against the USC Trojans. [1][2]


First Quarter[edit]

  • USC – Edelson, 55-yard pass from Saunders (Shaver kick good)
  • USC – Erny Pinckert, 25-yard pass from Saunders (Shaver kick blocked)

Second Quarter[edit]

  • USC – Duffield, 1-yard run (Baker kick failed)
  • USC – Duffield, 1-yard run (Baker kick good)

Third Quarter[edit]

  • USC – Russ Saunders, 16-yard run (Shaver kick good)
  • Pitt – Walinchus, 28-yard pass from Baker (Parkinson kick good)
  • USC – Edelson, 39-yard pass from Saunders (Baker kick good)

Fourth Quarter[edit]

  • Pitt – Collins, 36-yard pass from Williams (Parkinson kick good)
  • USC – Wilcox, 57-yard pass from Duffield (Duffield dropkicked extra point)

Game notes[edit]

By losing to the Trojans, the Panthers gave up the most points since 1903.


  1. ^ 2009 Kickoff Luncheon and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction program
  2. ^ Rose Bowl Game Timeline Archived 2008-05-20 at the Wayback Machine, Pasadena Tournament of Roses