American Football Database
1945 Rose Bowl
31st Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0
University of Southern California 6 6 0 13 25
Date January 1, 1945
Season 1944
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
Attendance 91,000
Rose Bowl
 < 1944  1946

The 1945 Rose Bowl, played on January 1, 1945, was a college football bowl game, the 31st Rose Bowl Game.[1] The USC Trojans defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 25-0.

Game summary

The game was highlighted by a John Ferraro blocked punt, which was carried by Jim Callanan for a touchdown in the opening minutes of the game. Ferraro went on to become the president of the Los Angeles City Council.


First Quarter

  • USC – Jim Callanan, 30-yard run (West kick missed)

Second Quarter

  • USC – Paul Salata, 22-yard pass from Hardy (West kick missed)

Fourth Quarter

  • USC – Jim Hardy, 9-yard run (West kick good)
  • USC – Doug MacLachlan, 49-yard pass from Hardy (West kick missed)


  1. Rose Bowl Game Timeline, Tournament of Roses