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Watch: These 3 Plays In The Final 2 Minutes Sealed USC's Win In Tonight's Epic Rose Bowl

USC wins the Rose Bowl.

USC beat Penn State in what might have been the game of the year during tonight's Rose Bowl.

The Rose Bowl was an absolute barn-burner from start to finish. USC opened things up with a 13-0 first quarter lead, but Penn State came roaring back in the second and third quarters, and had a lead of as many as 15 in the third quarter.

The game was nuts from the start, but USC kicked things into new gear in the fourth quarter, and had a pretty miraculous comeback in the last two minutes.

Things started off with this 27-yard dime from Sam Darnold to Deontay Burnett with 1:20 left in the game. USC Darnold led the team down the length of the field with no timeouts, and somehow tied up the game with what felt like too much time, considering how explosive Penn State is.

The Trojans still needed a big defensive play, and they got it. Moments after dropping a potential pick six, defensive back Leon McQuay III redeemed himself, jumping on a floater from Trace McSorley and handing USC the ball back with a chance to win the game.

It came down to the leg of USC kicker Matt Boermeester, who had missed twice already in the game. His 46-yarder with the time winding down was true, however, and handed USC the incredible win.

What a game. What an amazing game.