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 4th expansion increasing the capacity to 100,983 fans.