Top-ranked Ohio State comes from behind to beat second-ranked USC 27-16 on Jan. 1, 1969 in Pasadena, California. The Buckeyes sophomore quarterback Rex Kern is the Player of the Game. O.J. Simpson rushes for 171 yards and an 80-yard touchdown but USC has five turnovers. It is the first of four Rose Bowl matchups between Ohio State’s Woody Hayes and USC’s John McKay. Complete game NBC Radio broadcast with Marv Homan and Mike Walden. Audio CD.