1957 Rose Bowl

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1957 Rose Bowl
43rd Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 0 6 6 7 19
Iowa 14 7 7 7 35
Date January 1, 1957
Season 1956
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
MVP Ken Ploen (Iowa)
Attendance 100,000
United States TV coverage
Network NBC (B/W)
Announcers Mel Allen, Lee Giroux
Rose Bowl
 < 1956  1958

The 1957 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1957. In the game, the 43rd Rose Bowl, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 35–19 in a rematch of a regular season contest at Iowa City where the home team won 14-13. Hawkeyes quarterback Ken Ploen was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.

Game summary[edit]

Ken Ploen, the Iowa quarterback, completed nine of 10 passes and rushed for 59 yards, including a 49-yard run for the Hawkeyes' first score. Collins Hagler scored twice for the Hawkeyes, the second on a 66-yard run. For the Beavers, Joe Francis ran for 73 yards and was 10 of 12 passing for 73 yards and a touchdown, but the Beavers were hurt by three fumbles.[1]


First quarter[edit]

  • Iowa - Ken Ploen 49 run (Prescott kick)
  • Iowa - Collins Hagler 9 run (Prescott kick)

Second quarter[edit]

  • Oregon State - Tom Berry 3 run (kick failed)
  • Iowa - Bill Happel 5-yard run (Prescott kick)

Third quarter[edit]

  • Iowa - Collins Hagler 66 run (Prescott kick)
  • Oregon State - Nub Beamer 1 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter[edit]

  • Iowa - Jim Gibbons 16 pass from Ken Ploen (Prescott kick)
  • Oregon State - Sterling Hammack 35 pass from Joe Francis (Beamer run)


  1. ^ "Rose Bowl Timeline". Archived from the original on 22 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-21.