2005 Rose Bowl Game

I am a little late in saying this, but mega congratulations to my friend VY and her Texan Longhorns who beat Michigan in the 2005 Rose Bowl game with a last second field goal. I would have liked the result to be different, but I guess you cannot win them all. In addition, it is their first time at the big dance so it was good for them to win. Having said that, it still sucks to see Michigan get to the granddaddy of all bowl games two years in a row and loose. Hmmm. I suppose us Michigan fans will just to take comfort in the fact that unlike last year, this year the game was close. More importantly, Michigan has participated in the Rose Bowl game 19 times and has won 8 times. Not the best win record, but its still a great accomplishment as in the 91 year history of the Rose Bowl game, only USC has been there more times than Michigan. They lead with 29 appearances.


Michigan in the
Rose Bowl Game
(Won 8, Lost 11)
Date Opponent Result
Jan. 1, 1902 Stanford W, 49-0
Jan. 1, 1948 Southern Cal W, 49-0
Jan. 1, 1951 California W, 14-6
Jan. 1, 1965 Oregon State W, 34-7
Jan. 1, 1970 Southern Cal L, 3-10
Jan. 1, 1972 Stanford L, 12-13
Jan. 1, 1977 Southern Cal L, 6-14
Jan. 1, 1978 Washington L, 20-27
Jan. 1, 1979 Southern Cal L, 10-17
Jan. 1, 1981 Washington W, 23-6
Jan. 1, 1983 UCLA L, 14-24
Jan. 1, 1987 Arizona State L, 15-22
Jan. 2, 1989 Southern Cal W, 22-14
Jan. 1, 1990 Southern Cal L, 10-17
Jan. 1, 1992 Washington L, 14-34
Jan. 1, 1993 Washington W, 38-31
Jan. 1, 1998 Washington State W, 21-16
Jan. 1, 2004 Southern Cal L, 14-28
Jan. 1, 2005 Texas L, 38-37

1 Comment
  1. The Rose Bowl was awesome. Anyone who missed it really missed one of the best bowl games ever. I was initially not to thrilled about it because I’m a big PAC-10/BIG-10 guy and I thought Cal should have been playing. But Texas put on a great show and came away with a well deserved win, even something diehard Big Blue fans have to admit.

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