USC plays in the Rose Bowl every other season when the Trojans play the UCLA Bruins and UCLA is scheduled as the home team.
UCLA uses the Rose Bowl as its home stadium.
USC last played in the Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2009 when the Trojans defeated Penn State, 38-24.
It is important to note that the "Rose Bowl" is the stadium and the "Rose Bowl Game" is the College Football bowl game played at the Rose Bowl on either January 1 or 2 of each year.
Penn State played on January 1, 2009 in the Rose Bowl vs. USC.
January 1, 1985 - USC 20, Ohio State 17.
1988 ... the Spartans defeated USC 20-17.
Prior to the 2008 season, that would be the 1974 Rose Bowl when Ohio State defeated USC 42-21.
Michigan defeated USC by a score of 22-14 on January 2, 1989 during the 1989 Rose Bowl Game.
The 2006 Rose Bowl pitted the University of Texas and USC with Texas winning 41-38. USC and Michigan played in the 2004 Rose Bowl with USC winning 28-14.
The BCS championship game played January 4, 2006 when Texas defeated USC, 41-38.
The 1979 Rose Bowl featured USC vs. Michigan. USC beat Michigan 17-10.
On January 1, 1996 USC defeated Northwestern 41-32 to win the Rose Bowl.
USC defeated Northwestern, 41-32, in the 1996 Rose Bowl.
USC has 23 Rose Bowl Championships
As of the start of the 2007 season, USC has made 31 Rose Bowl appearances and won 22 times.
The 1987 USC team was in the 1988 Rose Bowl played January 1. They lost to Michigan State, 20-17. The 1987 Rose Bowl pitted Michigan and Arizona State.
USC beat Indiana 14-3. OJ Simpson scored both USC touchdowns. To date, it was the only appearance by Indiana in the Rose Bowl.
The USC Trojans defeated the Michigan Wolverines in the 2004 Rose Bowl.
la coliseum is usc's home field and the rose bowl is ucla's home field
USC and Texas
Ohio State and USC have met in the Rose Bowl 7 times, in 1955, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980 and 1985 . USC leads 4-3.
No. USC defeated Illinois, 49-17, in the 2008 Rose Bowl.
The 1977 Rose Bowl was played on January 1 and it was the 63rd Rose Bowl. The USC Trojans and the Michigan Wolverines are the teams that competed and the Trojans won.
This year (09'), it was USC and Penn State. USC won 38-28.