The last time Penn State went to the Rose Bowl was following the 2008 season, which ended in a 38-24 loss to USC. Well, the Nittany Lions get a rematch in the Rose Bowl this year as they once again face off with the Trojans in the Jan. 2 ga,e. USC sits at 9-3 and ended up second in the Pac-12 South division. http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/story/1734566-get-your-official-...
While No. 5 Penn State has been called one the hottest tams in the country — with nine straight wins and a championship in the toughest conference in the nation, the No. 9 Trojans are also considered among the hottest squad with eight straight wins. So it's no surprise this should an one of the hottest post-season matchups.
Where Penn State beat playoff selection No. 3 Ohio State, USC beat No. 4 Washington last month.
In terms of total offense, USC is ranked No. 28 and No. 30 in total defense.
Overall, Penn State is 4-5 against USC in a series that dates back to the 1923 Rose Bowl. Stay tuned to FightOnState.com for more in-depth coverage, analysis and discussion of USC and the Rose Bowl.
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