Archive for December, 2009

Buckeyes Rose Bowl Flashback

Monday, December 28th, 2009

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The last time the Ohio State Buckeyes played in the Rose Bowl was against Arizona State on January 1, 1997. I remember I was eight years old when I watched the game and started to cry when Arizona State scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than 2 minutes to go as players celebrated on the sidelines as if they had won the game.  My dad assured me that Ohio State was going to drive down the field and win the game.   He was right.  With the help of some pass interference calls, QB Joe Germaine drove the Buckeyes down the field and found David Boston in the end zone for the game winning touchdown.  I have followed Ohio State football for about 15 years now and I definitely rank this game as a top 10 game, a top 10 finish and one of the greatest moments of Ohio State football. 

I hope Ohio State can end their three game bowl losing streak and finish off the season with a win against a top team on the national stage at the Rose Bowl and send their seniors off with a bowl win.  I see the 3 point underdog Buckeyes winning in double digits against Oregon in Pasadena on Friday.