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2017 Cotton Bowl Classic was a college football bowl game played at 7:30 pm CST on December 29, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 82nd Cotton Bowl Classic was one of the 2017–18 bowl games that concluded the 2017 FBS football season.
The game was broadcast on
ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio. It was sponsored by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and was officially known as the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
The Cotton Bowl was played by
Pac-12 Conference champion USC Trojans and Big Ten Conference champion Ohio State Buckeyes. These teams were chosen by the CFP Selection Committee. Traditionally, the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions meet in the Rose Bowl, however in the 2017 season, that game will be used for one of the two College Football Playoff semifinal games. Of note is that this year's Rose Bowl features SEC champion Georgia and Big 12 champion Oklahoma, a matchup which traditionally occurs in the Sugar Bowl, which is being used as the other CFP semifinal game for this year.
Prior to kickoff, the Trojans led the all-time series 13-9-1; the most recent game was on September 12, 2009, where the
Trojans defeated the Buckeyes by a score of 18-15, scoring with 1:05 remaining in the game to go ahead to stay. USC had won the last 7 games in the series, with Ohio State's last win coming in the 1974 Rose Bowl.
This is the eighth time that the schools met in a
bowl game. The previous seven bowl meetings were all in the  Rose Bowl, most recently in 1985—a game the Trojans won, 20–17.
The Buckeyes crushed the Trojans 24–7.
With the victory, the all-time series between the schools now stands at 13-10-1 in favor of USC.
Game summary [ edit ]
Scoring summary [ edit ]
J. T. Barrett 1-yard touchdown run, Sean Nuernberger kick good
26-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger
Interception returned 23 yards for touchdown by Damon Webb, Sean Nuernberger kick good
J. T. Barrett 28-yard touchdown run, Sean Nuernberger kick good
Ronald Jones 1-yard touchdown run, Chase McGrath kick good
time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 7
Statistics [ edit ]
No. 8 Trojans
No. 5 Buckeyes
Time of possession
Sam Darnold 26/45, 356 yds, 1 INT
19 car, 64 yds, 1 TD
12 rec, 139 yds
J. T. Barrett 11/17, 114 yds
J. T. Barrett
16 car, 66 yds, 2 TD
4 rec, 40 yds
References [ edit ]