2016 Rose Bowl: USC Trojans take on Penn State Nittany Lions (14 images)

No. 5 Penn State and No. 9 USC are the "comeback kids" of college football -- the Trojans (9-3) have won eight in a row, including a victory at playoff-bound Washington; while Big Ten champion Penn State (11-2) has won nine straight, including a home victory over playoff-bound Ohio State.
Updated: Jan. 2, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton is presented the Leisham Trophy after the Trojans' 52-49 victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2017 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. Photo by Juan Ocampo/UPI
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USC Trojans place kicker Matt Boermeester (39) kicks a 46-yard field goal to win the game as time expires to give the Trojans a 52-49 victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2017 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. Photo by Juan Ocampo/UPI
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Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley #9 throws for an incomplete pass in the second quarter against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. Photo by Juan Ocampo/UPI ....
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Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley #9 scrambles to avoid the tackle of USC Trojans' Uchenna Nwosu #42 during the 2017 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. Photo by Juan Ocampo/UPI ....
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USC Trojans Sam Darnold completes a four yard pass to receiver Deontay Burnett in the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2017 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
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USC Trojans running back Justin Davis runs for 24 yards in the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2017 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. The Trojans lead at halftime 27-21. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
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USC Trojans JuJu Smith-Schuster hauls in a 36 yard pass in the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2017 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 2, 2017. The Trojans lead at halftime 27-21. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
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