As of the 2008 season, Ohio State has been to the Rose Bowl 13 times and their record is 6-7. Their last appearance in the Rose Bowl was 1997 when they defeated Arizona State, 20-17.
January 1, 1985 - USC 20, Ohio State 17.
Prior to the 2008 season, that would be the 1974 Rose Bowl when Ohio State defeated USC 42-21.
They won the 2010 Rose Bowl game against Oregon 26-17
the 2006 fiesta bowl
Stanley Jackson, he was part of the 1996-1997 team that won the 1997 Rose Bowl.
Penn State played on January 1, 2009 in the Rose Bowl vs. USC.
Through the 2008 season, Alabama and Ohio State last met in the 1995 Florida Citrus Bowl. Alabama won 24-17.
Should Ohio State defeat Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl, if would be their first bowl victory over an SEC team. Prior to the 2011 Sugar Bowl, Ohio State's record in bowl games against the SEC is 0-9.
Florida State 31, Ohio State 14 in the 1998 Sugar Bowl.
If Oregon State and Ohio State meet in the 2010 Rose Bowl, it will be their first meeting since September 8, 1984 when Ohio State won, 22-14, in Columbus.The two schools have met one other time, that being September 21, 1974 in Columbus when Ohio State won, 51-10.
On December 29, 1978 Ohio State played in the Gator Bowl against Clemson.
South Carolina in the Outback Bowl
As of the start of the 2008 season, Ohio State has never beaten an SEC team in a bowl game (0-9). OSU forfeited last season's bowl game against Arkansas so they are 0-10.
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.
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11-2 - Big Ten Champs, Rose Bowl victory over Oregon by two scores. Losses to USC and Purdue.
Arkansas in the 2010 Sugar bowl. This win was "vacated" due to Ohio States NCAA violations.
Arkansas in the 2010 Sugar Bowl.
1988 ... the Spartans defeated USC 20-17.
In football, Ohio State leads the all time series 3-2. The teams last played in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl.
That was the 1974 season. Michigan's record that season was 10-1 and they were co Big 10 champions. However, this was at a time when the Big 10 only allowed one conference team to go to a bowl game, that being the conference winner that would go to the Rose Bowl. That edict was discontinued in 1975 and Michigan wound up going to the Orange Bowl while Ohio State went to the Rose Bowl.