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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.

1950 Rose Bowl
36th Rose Bowl Game
1234 Total
California 0770 14
Ohio State 00143 17
DateJanuary 2, 1950
StadiumRose Bowl
LocationPasadena, California
MVPFred "Curly" Morrison (Ohio State)
Rose Bowl
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Game summaryEdit

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.