Will Tukuafu, Brandon Bair, Mark Asper and Sam Doman were part of college football's "Granddaddy" event on Jan. 1.

The four returned missionaries, three of whom are starters, ended their 2009 season at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The annual event, nicknamed the "Granddaddy of Them All," is college football's longest-running national postseason game.

Their Oregon team, however, faded in the fourth quarter as Big Ten champion Ohio State closed out a 26-17 victory.

Bair, a junior defensive tackle from St. Anthony, Idaho, who served an LDS mission in Jacksonville, Fla., had two tackles in the game, one for a 3-yard loss. Tukuafu (Salt Lake City), a senior defensive end, closed out his Oregon career with one tackle. He served a mission in Jamaica.

Asper (Idaho Falls), who served in Barcelona, Spain, started at guard for an offense that rushed for 179 yards. He'll be a junior next season.

Doman, a junior tight end from Canby, Ore., did not play in Friday's game.

Oregon finished 10-3 and won the Pac-10 championship.