Sam Darnold breaks Vince Young's Rose Bowl record, and 15 more wild numbers from USC-Penn State
Numbers cannot tell the full story of the 2017 Rose Bowl, which I think was the best game (so far) of this college football season. It was packed with emotional twists and turns, Saquon Barkley jukes, and Sam Darnold bullet passes.
But the game was so good and so loaded with offense that the numbers were bound to be astonishing and cool, and they definitely are. Here are 19 of them, stacked up against other figures from 102 other Rose Bowls dating back to 1902.
79 yards on this Barkley run, the longest USC gave up all year.
72 yards on this Chris Godwin touchdown catch from Trace McSorley, the longest pass USC gave up all year and the third-longest touchdown catch in the history of the Rose Bowl.
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