No. 6 (CFP) Ohio State, 10-2 overall and 8-1 in Big Ten play, including an East Division co-championship, and Pac-12 champion and No. 11 Utah (10-3) meet Jan. 1 in the 108th Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One Venture X.
Kickoff at the Rose Bowl, located in Pasadena, Calif., is set for 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 1, 2022.
Ohio State’s 25-27 record in bowl games includes an 8-7 all-time record at the Rose Bowl and three consecutive Rose Bowl wins: 20-17 over Arizona State in 1997; 26-17 over Oregon in 2010; and 28-23 over Washington in its last visit, on Jan. 1, 2019.
This is Ohio State’s eighth year playing in a New Year’s 6 post-season game, or every year since the start of the College Football Playoff era. No other team has been to a New Year’s 6 game (including CFP playoff games) all eight years.
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Utah • Saturday, Jan. 1 • When: 5 p.m. • Where: The Rose Bowl
• TV: ESPN • Radio: 97.1 The Fan
The Buckeyes are powered by one of the nation’s best offenses. Ohio State leads the nation in total offense (551.4 yards/game) and scoring offense (45.5 points/game) while possessing a Heisman Trophy finalist at quarterback (C.J. Stroud), a 1,000-yard true freshman running back (TreVeyon Henderson), a pair of 1,000-yard wide receivers (Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Garrett Wilson) and a third receiver, Chris Olave, on the cusp of a 1,000-yard season.
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Ohio State is tied with Michigan, Stanford and Washington with eight Rose Bowl wins; this is second all-time to USC, which has 20. This is Ohio State’s 16th Rose Bowl appearance (8-7).
Kirk Herbstreit will be a network TV analyst at the Rose Bowl for the 14th time. No one has covered more as an analyst; only Keith Jackson has called more network TV Rose Bowls (15 as play-by-play).
Day took over as Ohio State’s 25th head coach following the 28-23 Rose Bowl win over Washington in 2019. He has since guided the Buck-eyes to two CFPs, two Big Ten titles and a Rose Bowl.
The 2022 Rose Bowl marks Ohio State’s 53rd post-season bowl game all-time, the most among Big Ten teams. The Buckeyes’ 25 bowl victories rank third in the Big Ten and are T12th nationally.