Can We Guess Who You Thought Would Win the Rose Bowl?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Can We Guess Who You Thought Would Win the Rose Bowl?
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About This Quiz

Every year since 1902, the Rose Bowl has made hearts beat faster. These days, the traditional East versus West matchup is viewed by 28.6 million people, making it the most-watched football game after the Super Bowl. When you spend your New Year's day watching it this year, will you be wearing a green or a red jersey? 

During this quiz, we're going to ask you all about this year's contenders, your Rose Bowl traditions and your thoughts about some of the other big NCAA games coming up. You'll even get to shout your opinions through the bullhorn about a few of the Big 10 and Pac-12 teams that didn't make the cut. By the time you're through walking us around the gridiron of your mind, we'll know which team gets your loyalty this year. 

Picture yourself in the bleachers of Rose Bowl Stadium, and imagine yourself calling the shots. After you pick the iconic plays you think the coaches should try to pull off this year, it will be easy to figure out who you're going to place your bets on. Will it be the pride of Oregon, or will it be Wisconsin's favorite wood-eaters? Make the first snap, and see how we do! 

Oregon Ducks 2 Are the Ducks or the Badgers going to play a better defensive game?
The Ducks will dominate the defense.
It's a real toss-up with these two teams.
Wisconsin's defensive coaching is much tighter.
I think the ducks will play a better offensive game.

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Michigan Wolverines What Big 10 team was most exciting to watch this year?
Michigan Wolverines
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Northwestern Wildcats
Purdue Boilermakers

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Justin Herbert Who do you think has a chance to be the game's MVP?
Justin Herbert
Jonathan Taylor
Haki Woods, Jr.
Anthony Lotti

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Kendric Pryor Which one of the Rose Bowl's wide receivers will rack up the most yards?
Justin Hollins
Kendric Pryor
Dillon Mitchell
Danny Davis III

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2012 Rose Bowl Did you watch Oregon and Wisconsin go head to head at the 2012 Rose Bowl?
I didn't watch football back then.
Yes, and I can't wait to see the rematch.
I'm going to look that up right now.
I think so. I've seen most of them.

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Paul Chryst Which of these coaches will keep the most level head during the game?
Marco Arroyo
Paul Cryst
Jack Coan
Mario Cristobal

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Ohio State Buckeyes Do you think the Buckeyes deserve to be in the game more than the Badgers?
They are just as good.
No way! They got to hit the playoffs.
Wisconsin deserves it more.
Ohio vs. Oregon would be an awesome game!

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Rose Bowl Pasadena Which Rose Bowl matchup was the greatest of all time?
Texas vs. Michigan in 2005
Ohio State vs. Arizona State in 1997
This year's game will be epic!
USC vs. Penn State in 2017

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Notre Dame What are your thoughts about Notre Dame's season?
They killed it!
There was more than one bad call that gave them an advantage.
It was impressive, but not as good as Oregon's season.
Wisconsin put on a much better show!

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Fiesta Bowl Which one of these bowl games is the most underrated?
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Fiesta Bowl
SoFi Hawaii Bowl
Military Bowl

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Miami Beach Bowl Who do you predict will win the Miami Beach Bowl?
Kent State will take it.
I don't know anything about the Miami Beach Bowl.
Utah will win in overtime.
It's too close to call.

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Rose Bowl Parade Do you usually watch the parade before the Rose Bowl starts?
It's part of the tradition!
I'm usually eating then.
I watch parts of it.
If I were in Pasadena, I would go!

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Hard Rock Stadium What NFL team would you like to see win the Super Bowl next year?
Baltimore Ravens
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints

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Sam Darnold Which former Rose Bowl MVP is most impressive?
Sam Darnold
Conner Cook
John David Booty
Ron Dayne

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Brendon White How do you feel about once-MVP Brendon White entering the transfer portal?
He knows what's best for him.
He should stay at OSU!
He has to think about his future in the NFL.
I don't think college players should be allowed to do that.

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Orange Bowl practice What about the Orange Bowl? Who will take that title?
Florida has it in the bag.
It depends on who gets to start.
There's an Orange Bowl?
My money's on Virginia.

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Chris Orr Out of these linebackers, who's going to have the strongest show?
Chris Orr
Zach Baun
Troy Dye
Mase Funa

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Army Navy Were you pulling for Army or Navy this year?
I totally missed it!
I always root for Navy.
I was sure Army would take it.
It's impossible to tell who will win that game.

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Danny Vanden Boom Which one of these quarterbacks should get to start in the Rose Bowl?
Justin Herbert
Tyler Shough
Jack Coan
Danny Vanden Boom

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Tail gate grill Which one of these things would you take to a Rose Bowl tailgate party?
An air horn
Hot dogs
An umbrella
A big, foam finger

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Stadium seats What kind of seats would you book at Rose Bowl Stadium?
A loge box
The Club
The bleachers
Seats with backs at the 30-yard line

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Raymond James Stadium Do have any plans to watch the Bad Boy Mower Gasparilla Bowl?
There are far too many bowls these days.
You bet! UFC is taking home the trophy.
I might record it for the offseason.
Yes, and I think Marshall is going to take the title.

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Football field goal Which of these kickers has a better chance of kicking the winning Rose Bowl field goal?
Collin Larch
That's not how it will be won.
Zach Emerson's going to get the job done.
I think it will be a non-scoring game for the Ducks.

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Quarterback When it comes to college football, are you an armchair quarterback or an armchair critic?
I'm just a casual observer.
I'm totally an armchair quarterback.
You know I'm a critic.
I'm usually on the sidelines shouting plays.

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Huskies gloves What Pac-12 team disappointed you the most this year?
USC Trojans
Utah Utes
Washington Huskies
Arizona Wildcats

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Oregon Ducks 3 Which one of these famous plays would you like to see the Ducks attempt?
The Immaculate Reception
The Helmet Catch
The Hail Mary
The Music City Miracle

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Football announcer Past or present — which football announcer would you love to hear doing the play-by-plays?
Kirk Herbstreit
Dan Dierdorf
Cris Collinsworth
Pat Summerall

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Touchdown How many touchdowns do you see the Badgers racking up?
One or two
At least seven
Maybe three
They won't score.

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Football strategy Do you predict a bigger passing game or a bigger running game?
It will be a bigger passing game for the Ducks.
The Badgers will have a big running game.
I think it's going to be a boring game with little yardage.
I think the Ducks will outrush the Badgers.

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Watch party Are you going to host a Rose Bowl party?
That's a great idea!
Nah ... I'll watch from my couch.
I'm going to the game!
I'll attend a New Year's party where it's playing.

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