1957 Rose Bowl

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1957 Rose Bowl
43rd Rose Bowl Game
1234 Total
Oregon State 0667 19
Iowa 14777 35
DateJanuary 1, 1957
StadiumRose Bowl
LocationPasadena, California
MVPKen Ploen (Iowa)
United States TV coverage
NetworkNBC (B/W)
AnnouncersMel Allen, Lee Giroux
Rose Bowl
 < 1956  1958

The 1957 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1957. In the game, the 43rd Rose Bowl, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 35–19 in a rematch of a regular season contest at Iowa City where the home team won 14-13. Hawkeyes quarterback Ken Ploen was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.

Game summary[edit]

Ken Ploen, the Iowa quarterback, completed nine of 10 passes and rushed for 59 yards, including a 49-yard run for the Hawkeyes' first score. Collins Hagler scored twice for the Hawkeyes, the second on a 66-yard run. For the Beavers, Joe Francis ran for 73 yards and was 10 of 12 passing for 73 yards and a touchdown, but the Beavers were hurt by three fumbles.[1]


First quarter[edit]

  • Iowa – Ken Ploen 49 run (Prescott kick) (Iowa 7–0)
  • Iowa – Collins Hagler 9 run (Prescott kick) (Iowa, 14–0)

Second quarter[edit]

  • Oregon State – Tom Berry 3 run (kick failed) (Iowa, 14–6)
  • Iowa – Bill Happel 5-yard run (Prescott kick) (Iowa, 21–6)

Third quarter[edit]

  • Iowa – Collins Hagler 66 run (Prescott kick) (Iowa, 28–6)
  • Oregon State – Nub Beamer 1 run (kick failed) (Iowa, 28–12)

Fourth quarter[edit]

  • Iowa – Jim Gibbons 16 pass from Ken Ploen (Prescott kick) (Iowa 35–12)
  • Oregon State – Sterling Hammack 35 pass from Joe Francis (Beamer run) (Iowa 35–19)


  1. ^ "Rose Bowl Timeline". Archived from the original on 22 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-21.