Utah will face Ohio State in the 108th edition of the Rose Bowl.
The Utes will be making their first appearance in the Granddaddy of Them All on Jan. 1 after their 38-10 victory over Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game. Utah (10-3) started the season dropping two of its first three games before winning nine of their last 10 games. Three of those victories came against Top 25 teams.
This will also be Utah’s third appearance in a New Year’s Six bowl. They won the 2004 Fiesta Bowl over Pittsburgh and 2009 Sugar Bowl over Alabama.
The Buckeyes (10-2) were in position most of the season to make their third straight trip to the College Football Playoff, but got knocked out of contention with a 42-27 loss at Michigan. This will be Ohio State’s 16th trip to Pasadena and its second in the past four years. Their last trip was during the 2018 season when they defeated Washington in what was Urban Meyer’s final game on the Buckeyes’ sideline.