New Year’s Six: Oregon earns Rose Bowl win; Alabama tops Michigan


January 2, 2020 - 9:44 AM

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and MVP wide receiver George Pickens lift the trophy celebrating a 26-14 victory against Baylor in the Sugar Bowl. CURTIS COMPTON/ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION/TNS

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play Wednesday night, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Granddaddy of Them All.

Brady Breeze returned a fumble 31 yards for an early touchdown for the Ducks (12-2). Herbert then made his go-ahead rambling run on the next snap after Breeze forced another fumble in yet another frenetic edition of this venerated bowl game.

Oregon held on to cap its Pac-12 championship season with its 12th win in 13 games. The Ducks celebrated on the famous turf amid confetti and cheers after the fourth Rose Bowl victory in school history.

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