2009 Rose Bowl Game Rose Bowl 2009 Cimmy24's #5 11-1 Penn State Nittany Lions v WisconsinSports' #17 11-1 Arizona Wildcats The two conference champions met in Pasadena for the coveted Rose Bowl game. These 2 coaches were coming off stellar seasons. The Pac10 Champion Arizona Wildcats came in under the radar and took the Pac10 from under the Trojans. Penn State survived a hectic battle with OSU to win it all. This game was intense all the way through. Arizona struck first on a field goal, but PSU's HB Royster showed why he won the Walker award and took it in for the 7-3 lead. PSU would score twice more before the half and hold Arizona to 0. Half time, Penn State led 17-3. The Wildcats would come out and fire on all cylinders as they would score to bring the game within 7. PSU would then defensively dominate the 4th and force turnovers. A 35 yard Pick 6 would seal the deal as PSU would go on to claim the Rose Bowl Championship with a final score of 30-17.