USC defeated Northwestern, 41-32, in the 1996 Rose Bowl.
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On January 1, 1996 USC defeated Northwestern 41-32 to win the Rose Bowl.
Prior to the 2010 Outback Bowl where Northwestern is playing Auburn, that would be the 1949 Rose Bowl when they defeated the University of California, 20-14. This is the only bowl game Northwestern has ever won.
January 11, 1970 in Super Bowl IV for the Minnesota Vikings.
The cast of 1996 Rose Bowl - 1996 includes: Darnell Autry as Himself - Northwestern Wildcats Running Back Gary Barnett as Himself - Northwestern Wildcats Head Coach Brian Gowins as Himself - Northwestern Wildcats Kicker Bob Griese as Himself - Color Commentator Keyshawn Johnson as Himself - USC Trojans Wide Receiver Rod Marinelli as Himself - USC Trojans Defensive Line Coach Daylon McCutcheon as Himself - USC Trojans Cornerback Brad Otton as Himself - USC Trojans Quarterback Toussaint Waterman as Himself - Northwestern Wildcats Wide Receiver
The cast of 1955 Rose Bowl - 1955 includes: Mel Allen as Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer Dave Leggett as Himself - Ohio St. Buckeyes Quarterback
That would be Darrell Bevell, who is now the Minnesota Vikings Offensive Coordinator.
Cornelius Greene has: Played Himself - Ohio St. Buckeyes Quarterback in "1974 Rose Bowl" in 1974. Played himself in "1975 Rose Bowl" in 1975. Played Himself - Ohio St. Buckeyes Quarterback in "1976 Rose Bowl" in 1976. Played himself in "ESPN SportsCentury" in 1999. Played Himself - Ohio State (73-75) in "Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry" in 2007.