The quarterback for Ohio State was Dave Leggett. Mr. Leggett threw eleven passes, completing six, one a touchdown pass to Bob Watkins.Hopalong Cassady ran for 92 yards and led the Bucks to 304 yards on the ground and an overall advantage of 360-206 yards in total offense.
University of Southern California
The only touchdown by USC was an 86-yard punt return by Aramis Dandoy.
The teams played in the first rainstorm to hit Pasadena in more than 50 years.
OSU – Dave Leggatt 3-yard run (Weed kick good)
OSU – Bob Watkins 21-yard pass from Leggett (Watkins kick good)
USC – Aramis Dandoy 86-yard punt return (Tsagalakis kick good)
OSU – Dick Harkrader 9-yard run (Weed kick blocked)
Ohio State won a shared National Championship for the 1954 season. It was the first "split" championship in college football, when the writers selected the Buckeyes and the coaches chose the Bruins.