Like you're surprised by this.
ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY CITI (32)
Penn State vs. USC
Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Why watch: There is nothing not to like about this matchup, from the traditions to the coaches to the setting to the slobber-knocking defenses. Should be awesome. 40-second analysis: The Trojans' ridiculous defense is the trump card here. If the Nittany Lions can figure out a way to score 21 or more points, the obsequious Penn State administration ought to give Press Box Joe Paterno another three-year extension and tell him he doesn't need to name a successor until he turns 100.
Dash pick: USC 23, Penn State 10.