The Ohio State Buckeyes and Utah Utes hope to cap off their impressive seasons with a Rose Bowl win on January 1. The Buckeyes fell short of College Football Playoff expectations, while the Utes emerged from the Pac-12 to punch a ticket to one of the sport’s premier bowl games.
The Buckeyes failed to make the Big Ten title game after getting stomped in “The Game” against Michigan, but there’s a lot to like about this team going forward. A Rose Bowl win would be a big boost for guys like CJ Stroud, TreVeyon Henderson and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
The Utes crushed the Oregon Ducks twice in a span of three weeks to book a trip to Pasadena. This program has become a force under Kyle Whittingham, and will look to use its defense and run game to shut down Ohio State. A Rose Bowl win would elevate Utah on the recruiting front as well.
Ohio State vs. Utah: 2021 Rose Bowl TV info
Game date: Saturday, January 1st
Game time: 5:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Ohio State is a 4-point favorite and -170 on the moneyline according to DraftKings Sportsbook, while Utah is +150 on the moneyline. The total for this game is set at 64.