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2012 Rose Bowl Score: Alejandro Maldonado Field Goal Sets Record For Highest Scoring Rose Bowl

The No. 6 Oregon Ducks and No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers have not only given us a wildly entertaining college football game, but have also produced the highest scoring Rose Bowl in history. A 30-yard field goal by Alejandro Maldonado with 6:50 remaining in the fourth quarter made the score 45-38 Oregon, breaking the 21-year old record for most points scored by both teams in the Rose Bowl:

  • 83 points - 2012: Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 (and counting)
  • 80 points - 1991: Washington 46, Iowa 34
  • 79 points - 1963: USC 42, Wisconsin 37
  • 79 points - 2006: Texas 41, USC 38
  • 75 points - 2005: Texas 38, Michigan 37
  • 73 points - 1986: UCLA 45, Iowa 28
  • 73 points - 1996: USC 41, Northwestern 32

The over/under for the 2012 Rose Bowl was 73 points, and the two teams hit that number with over five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Given that both teams combined to average over 90 points and 982 yards of offense, the high-scoring nature of this game is no surprise.

For more news on Wisconsin football be sure to read Bucky's 5th Quarter. For more Oregon football analysis, Addicted To Quack.