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Rose Bowl third quarter: USC 31, Penn State 7

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

PASADENA, Calif., -- Fair to say Penn State's last gasp was strangled out when it failed to take advantage of a USC fumble to start the third quarter.

The Nittany Lions needed seven yards on fourth down from the USC 36, and they got six.

The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi didn't provide many highlights in a scoreless third quarter.

USC is going to win. Big Ten is laying another egg.

The question might be whether the final tally is so impressive that it might sway some No. 1 votes USC's way.