Jan. 1, 1957, Rose Bowl, Pasedena, California
Iowa – 35
Oregon State – 19
Switching from the mighty defensive role they played all season (which included four shutouts), Iowa put on a great offensive show to defeat Oregon State 35-19 in the 43rd Rose Bowl. It was the school’s first bowl appearance. Iowa assumed an early lead on game MVP Kenny Ploen’s 49-yard run. Ploen also completed 9-of-10 passes. Collins Hagler scored two TDs and totaled a game-best 85 rushing yards. Iowa played Oregon State during the regular season and had also won that encounter, 14-13. The Rose Bowl win was the Big Ten’s 10th win in 11 games against its west coast opponents. Over 15,000 Hawkeye fans attended the game.
SCORINGIA — Ploen 49 run (Prescott kick)
IA — Hagler 9 run (Prescott kick)
OSU — Berry 3 run (kick failed)
IA — Happel 5 run (Prescott kick)
IA — Hagler 66 run (Prescott kick)
OSU — Beamer 1 run (kick failed)
IA — Gibbons 16 pass from Ploen (Prescott kick)
OSU — Hammack 35 pass from Francis (Beamer run)
|Iowa||Team Statistics||Oregon State|
Iowa: Hagler 10-85, Dobrino 4-64, Ploen 8-59.
Oregon State: Francis 15-73, Beamer 7-31.
Iowa: Ploen 9-10-0-83.
Oregon State: Francis 10-12-0-130.
Iowa: Gibbons 5-61, Harris 2-21.
Oregon State: Hammack 4-65, Beamer 2-31.