The 2020 edition of the “Granddaddy of Them All” features two top-15 teams in No. 7 Oregon and No. 11 Wisconsin.
The Ducks, like so many recent Pac-12 champions, had an up-and-down season in 2019. They opened with a loss to Auburn and were eliminated from the College Football Playoff with a late-season loss to Arizona State. But the Ducks responded to beat Utah handily in the Pac-12 championship, winning them the conference and securing a berth in the Rose Bowl as the Pac-12 representative.
For one half of the Big Ten championship game, the Badgers seemed on their way to a massive upset over the Playoff-bound Ohio State. But the tides turned after halftime, and Wisconsin took its second loss of the year to the Buckeyes. Those defeats are defensible, but a 24-23 loss to Illinois is a bit more of a head-scratcher. The Badgers will look to win their first Rose Bowl in four tries after losing three straight from 2010-12.
Follow along as Sporting News tracks live updates, scores and highlights from the 2020 Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day:
Oregon vs. Wisconsin score
Oregon vs. Wisconsin live updates, highlights
End first quarter: Wisconsin 10, Oregon 7
5:52 p.m.: Been a quiet few drives after the game opened with a flurry of action.
5:33 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Wisconsin. The Badgers go nowhere after the interception but still take the lead. WIsconsin 10, Oregon 7.
5:30 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Wisconsin. Badgers linebacker Jack Sanborn leaps at the line of scrimmage and swaps a Herbert pass down to himself. Great field position for Wisconsin.
5:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Wisconsin. That lead didn’t last long. Aron Cruickshank takes the kickoff 94 yards to the house. Oregon 7, Wisconsin 7.
5:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Oregon. QB Justin Herbert keeps it and scampers in from 4 yards out. Easy sledding for the Ducks. Oregon 7, Wisconsin 0.
5:17 p.m.: The Ducks pick up a third down and move inside the 30 with a WR screen.
5:13 p.m.: Oregon receives the opening kickoff, which goes for a touchback.