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Rose Bowl Photo Blog
Wednesday, January 13, 11:00 a.m. PST

Okay, so the outcome of the actual Rose Bowl Game wasn't what we thought it would be, but that's no reason to burn the photographic evidence of the Ducks' reward for winning the 2009 Pac-10 title. So now that the sting of that game-changing, third-quarter turnover has lessened (Doh! It stung just typing that), and that crazy "Hail Mary" third-down completion by Ohio State has nearly evaporated from the memory banks, let's take a look back at what was an otherwise splendid, sunny New Year's Day in Pasadena.

Here come the Ducks.

This is not an act, these guys really enjoyed playing for one another.

Freshman receiver Blake Cantu may have redshirtted in '09, but was able to get a feel for the big time during pregame warmups.

Rob Beard and the kickoff unit was solid throughout the Rose Bowl.

Have a day Kenjon Barner. The frosh had a game-high 227 all-purpose yards.

Brandon Bair swoops in.

The Rose Bowl looked more like Autzen South at times.

No laces? Believe it or not, Terrelle Pryor completed this pass. It was that kind of day for the Buckeyes.

LaMichael James appeared poised for another big day before missing the bulk of the second half while being treated for an injury.

Lavasier Tuinei was clutch and took some major shots on the biggest stage of his young career.

Defensive MVP Kenny Rowe matched a Rose Bowl record with 3.0 sacks.

The Ducks appeared ready to seize control of the game after this Jeremiah Masoli touchdown.

This encouraging sign didn't stay up long enough.

Joy or frustration? This game had both.

The Rose Bowl is a true honor, but a certain crystal ball was on hand as a reminder of college football's ultimate prize.

Thanks to photographers Eric Evans and Pat Shields for all of their efforts this season.

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