1950 Rose Bowl

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1950 Rose Bowl
36th Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
California 0 7 7 0 14
Ohio State 0 0 14 3 17
Date January 2, 1950
Season 1949
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
MVP Fred "Curly" Morrison (Ohio State)
Attendance 100,963
Rose Bowl
 < 1949  1951

The 1950 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played between Ohio State University and University of California at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game was a rematch of the 1921 Rose Bowl where both Ohio State and Cal played in the teams' first bowl game. Ohio State came out with the win, 17–14. The MVP was Fred "Curly" Morrison of Ohio State. The game took place on January 2, 1950, because New Year's Day had fallen on a Sunday.

Game summary[edit]

Second quarter scoring: Cal – Jim Monachino 7-yard run (Cullom kick)

Third quarter scoring: OSU – Fred Morrison 1-yard run (Jimmy Hague kick); OSU – Jerry Krall 6-yard run (Hague kick); Cal – Monachino 40-yard run (Cullom kick)

Fourth quarter scoring: OSU – Hague 18-yard field goal


  • This Rose Bowl Game became the first bowl game to have 100,000 spectators in attendance. It was the stadium's fourth expansion, increasing the capacity to 100,983 fans.