American Football Database
1957 Rose Bowl
43rd Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State College 0 6 6 7 19
University of Iowa 14 7 7 7 35
Date January 1, 1957
Season 1956
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
MVP Ken Ploen (Iowa)
Attendance 100,000
United States TV coverage
Network NBC (B/W)
Announcers: Mel Allen, Lee Giroux
Rose Bowl
 < 1956  1958

The 1957 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1957. In the game, the 43rd Rose Bowl, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 35–19. Hawkeyes quarterback Ken Ploen was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.

Game summary

Ken Ploen, the Iowa quarterback, completed nine of 10 passes and rushed for 59 yards, including a 49-yard run for the Hawkeyes' first score. Collins Hagler scored twice for the Hawkeyes, the second on a 66-yard run. For the Beavers, Joe Francis ran for 73 yards and was 10 of 12 passing for 73 yards and a touchdown, but the Beavers were hurt by three fumbles.[1]


First quarter

  • Iowa - Ken Ploen 49 run (Prescott kick)
  • Iowa - Collins Hagler 9 run (Prescott kick)

Second quarter

  • Oregon State - Tom Berry 3 run (kick failed)
  • Iowa - Bill Happel 5-yard run (Prescott kick)

Third quarter

  • Iowa - Collins Hagler 66 run (Prescott kick)
  • Oregon State - Nub Beamer 1 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

  • Iowa - Jim Gibbons 16 pass from Ken Ploen (Prescott kick)
  • Oregon State - Sterling Hammack 35 pass from Joe Francis (Beamer run)


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