PASADENA, Calif. — It’s been eight years since Penn State or Southern Cal played in the Rose Bowl.
They played against each other back in 2009, and are back in Pasadena to kick off 2017. The Nittany Lions (11-2) have won nine games in a row, including a victory in the Big Ten Championship Game. Southern Cal (9-3) has won eight straight contests, including victories over both Pac-12 championship game participants, Washington and Colorado.
Check out both teams running onto the field at a packed Rose Bowl Stadium before the 103rd Rose Bowl below on Monday: