USC scored the games only points on a 22-yard pass from Rudy Bukich to Al Carmichael in the Trojans 7-0 win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.
The Badgers dominated the game from a statistical standpoint, outgaining USC by 120 yards. Led by Alan Ameches 133 yards rushing, Wisconsin had a 211-48 advantage on the ground. However, both defenses rose to the occasion when necessary.
One of Wisconsins best scoring chances came in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Ameche broke loose for a 54-yard run as the Badgers got to the USC 21-yard line. On third down, Archie Ray Burks fumbled on an end run and USC recovered.
The Trojans then put together the game-winning drive (73 yards), which ended with Bukichs TD pass. Wisconsin countered with a 13-play, 84-yard drive that ended at the Trojan two-yard line when Jerry Witt was stopped a yard short of a first down on a fake field goal play.
Coach Ivy Williamsons club was the first in Badger history to play in a bowl game.