The Rose Bowl is the most storied bowl game in college football for a few reasons. One of them is most definitely the location of the game and the surrounding areas.
Every year, the sunset at the Rose Bowl goes viral. It is easy to see why.
You have dusk settling in around the San Gabriel Mountains outside the stadium. You can’t create a better backdrop.
Just look at some of the photos from this year’s game.
Sunset at the Rose Bowl over the San Gabriel Mountains pic.twitter.com/Aq17tV6hbg
— Dave Cutaia (@CFBRulesExpert) January 2, 2019
— Greg Mescall (@GregMescall) January 2, 2019
Sunset starting to change look of San Gabriel Mountains behind Rose Bowl. pic.twitter.com/0UHlUSqG5y
— Jim Naveau (@Lima_Naveau) January 2, 2019
Views like this are one of the reasons why the Rose Bowl has to be played at 5 p.m. ET every year, like clockwork.
On the field, the sun is about to set on the Ohio State career of Urban Meyer. This is Meyer’s final game as Buckeye head coach.
Ohio State leads 28-17 with five minutes left.