It’s called “Everybody’s Grandpa” and while this year is not a college football playoff semifinal game, the Rose Bowl should rank as one of the top 6 bowling games of New Years and one of the best bowling games. the season. .
The game will pit Pac-12 champion Utah against Ohio State in the 108th installment of the game. Ohio State began the season 1-1 with a loss to Pac-12 foe Oregon, but then rallied back nine straight wins before a showdown with Michigan.
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The Wolverines won, 42-28, defeating Ohio State for the first time since 2011 and effectively ending any chance the Buckeyes had of reaching the playoffs. The loss also marks the first time Ryan Day has lost two games in a season since taking over at Ohio State.
Utah easily won the Pac-12 title, the first of Kyle Whittingham’s 18-year career at the helm of the Utes. He is tied with Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy for the second longest active streak leading an FBS show.
Despite the Utes’ success under Wittingham (144-69, seven seasons inside the top-25), they have only been in all 6 New Years bowls in their history and this marks their first Rose Bowl appearance. It’s Ohio State’s 16th trip to the Rose Bowl, where the Buckeyes are 8-7 all-time.
The two teams have met only once before, in 1986 when Ohio State won 64-6.
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When is the Rose Bowl 2022?
- Date: January 1, 2022
- Weather: 5 pm ET
- Television broadcast: ESPN
- Location: Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California.
The 2022 Rose Bowl marks the 108th play of the game since its inception in 1902. The game has always been played in Pasadena, California.
Who plays in the Rose Bowl 2022?
The 2021 Cotton Bowl will feature SEC champion No. 11 Utah against Big Ten East division co-champions No. 6 Ohio State.
What You Should Know About Ohio vs. Utah
The great playing potential of the Buckeyes
Much has already been written about the nature of Ohio State’s crime. The Buckeyes have three of the best receivers in the nation in Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, all of whom present great challenges to an opposing defense, and any of whom can take over a game.
But on the off chance those three are in check, Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson can get big plays out of the backfield as well. The Buckeyes ranked first in both total offense (551.4 yards per game) and scoring offense (45.5 points per game) and can make things happen quickly.
Brits are coming
Utah’s offense is much more balanced than Ohio State’s, although the Utes have a 1,000-yard running back in Tavion Thomas, who also found the end zone 20 times. But perhaps his greatest weapon is Britain Covey. He doesn’t have flashy numbers like Olave, Wilson, or Smith-Njigba, but he’s useful as a catcher.
However, where it does the most damage is when it returns. He is averaging 30.4 yards per return kick and an impressive return of 14.7 yards per punt return, including two that returned for touchdowns. So while he can be kept in check in the passing game, he is a huge threat to special teams and one that Utah could lean on as a way to win.
Urban Meyer’s footprint on both shows
Both Ryan Day and Kyle Whittingham are disciples and have worked directly for Urban Meyer. Meyer was the coach at Utah for two years, while Whittingham was the defensive coordinator. Although Meyer’s days with the Utes are long over, he still guided the program through two of its best seasons in history and helped guide quarterback Alex Smith to being the top overall pick.
Meanwhile, Day served as Meyer’s quarterback coach and offensive coordinator at Ohio State, before being named interim head coach in 2018 when Meyer was put on leave. Day is 33-4 leading the Buckeyes and his unit will seek its third consecutive 6-bowl New Years victory.
Rose Bowl Odds
This section will be updated when opening odds are available for the Rose Bowl.
Where will the Rose Bowl be played in 2022?
The Cotton Bowl will start from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
2021 New Year’s 6 Bowls Calendar
All of this year’s New Year’s 6 bowl games are televised on ESPN.
|December 30||Peach bowl||No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 12 Pitt||7 pm||ESPN, fuboTV|
|December 31st||Cotton Bowl Classic (CFP semifinal)||No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati||3:30 pm||ESPN, fuboTV|
|December 31st||Orange Bowl (CFP semifinal)||No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia||7:30 pm||ESPN, fuboTV|
|January 1||Party bowl||No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State||1 p. M.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|January 1||Rose Bowl Game||No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Utah||5 p. M.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|January 1||Sugar bowl||No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss||8:45 pm||ESPN, fuboTV|
|January 10||CFP National Championship||TBD vs. TBD||8 p. M.||ESPN, fuboTV|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.