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For the eighth time in the 93rd Rose Bowl Game from Pasadena, California the University of Southern California Trojans and University of Michigan Wolverines battled it out. These two teams have faced each other more times there than Michigan and USC.
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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was held back in the Fiesta Bowl last year, attempting just 13 passes in the loss to Texas. But the reins came off in Pasadena, and the sophomore responded with career highs in completions, attempts and pass yards in a breakout performance against Oregon. But would that be enough to hold off the resilient Oregon Ducks at the 2010 Rose Bowl?
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The USC Trojans and Michigan Wolverines battled it out for the eighth time in the 93rd Rose Bowl Game from Pasadena, Calif. No two teams have been invited to The Granddaddy of Them All more often, and no two teams have faced each other more times there than Michigan and USC. Both entered the contest having lost their last regular season game of the year, dashing National Championship hopes for these storied programs.
Top-ranked USC all but assured itself a piece of the National Championship with a 28-14 thumping of No. 4 Michigan. MVP Matt Leinart threw three touchdown passes and caught another to lead USC past the Wolverines with a performance so persuasive that voters almost certainly will leave the Trojans atop The Associated Press poll no matter what happened to LSU in the Sugar Bowl. But when it was all said and done, the Trojans had to settle for a share of the National Championship with LSU but could always hang thier hat on thier #1 Ranking in the AP Poll.