The No. 5 Big 10 Champion Penn State Nittany Lions (11-2) take on the No. 9 USC Trojans (9-3) in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game tonight. This year’s Rose Bowl features a matchup of two of the hottest teams in the country. The Trojans started the 2016 season 1–2. USC head coach Clay Helton then promoted redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold to the starting line-up. While USC lost Darnold’s first start, they won their next eight games to close out the season. Penn State head coach James Franklin was never in jeopardy of losing his job, but his team was pegged to finish fourth in the stacked Big Ten West and expected to lose 4–6 games after suffering a heartbreaker against Pitt and a shellacking at the hands of Michigan.
As for Penn State, they were projected to finish fourth in the Big Ten West. It looked as mediocrity was their fate after beginning the season at 2-2. After getting drubbed by Michigan 49-10 in the fourth game of the season, PSU ripped off 9 straight wins to finish the season 11-2. As Big 10 Champions, many would argue that it should have been James Franklin’s Nittany Lions in the College Football Playoffs instead of Ohio State.
This year’s Rose Bowl is proof that it’s not how you start, but how you finish. With two of the hottest teams in college football facing off in The Grandaddy of Them All, it’s sure to make for a hell of a game, so find out how to live stream it below!
No. 5 Penn State vs. No. 9 USC Rose Bowl Viewing Details
Date: Monday, January 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 P.M. EST
Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
How To Watch No. 5 Penn State vs. No. 9 USC Live Stream Online
You can live stream the 103rd Rose Bowl between Penn State and USC on the Watch ESPN website. You will need to log in with your cable provider information.
How To Live Stream The 103rd Rose Bowl Game On Mobile
With a cable or satellite provider, you can use the WatchESPN app to stream No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State. The Watch ESPN app is available for download on both iTunes and Google Play. You will need to log in with your cable provider information.
How To Watch Penn State vs. USC Online Without Cable Subscription
If you do not have access to a cable log-in, you can watch the Rose Bowl game between Penn State and USC through Sling TV, using a free one week trial. Sign up for the trial, then download the Sling desktop app, and tune into ESPN.