1933 Rose Bowl

The 1933 Rose Bowl was the 19th Rose Bowl game, an American post-season college football game that was played on a day after New Year's Day 1933 in Pasadena, California. It featured two undefeated teams, the Pittsburgh Panthers against the USC Trojans. [1]

1933 Rose Bowl
19th Rose Bowl Game
1234 Total
USC 70721 35
Pittsburgh 0000 0
DateJanuary 2, 1933
StadiumRose Bowl Stadium
LocationPasadena, California
MVPHomer Griffith (QB) – USC
RefereeDexter Very


First Quarter

  • USC – Wehunt, 33-yard pass from Griffith (Smith kick good)

Third Quarter

  • USC – Homer Griffith, 1-yard pass from Bright (Smith kick good)

Fourth Quarter

  • USC – Cotton Warburton, 1-yard run (Smith kick good)
  • USC – Warburton, 11-yard run (Smith kick good)
  • USC – Barber, 2-yard run (Lady kick good) Coaches

Game notes

Losing by 35 points, Pittsburgh set a school record of worst defeat up to this time.


  1. 2009 Kickoff Luncheon and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction program
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