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College Football – Michigan State Beats Stanford In The 100th Rose Bowl

Posted on January 2, 2014 in Michigan Sports News, Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

Michigan State University came from behind to beat Stanford 24-20 yesterday in the 100th Rose Bowl.

It was MSU’s first victory in Pasadena since 1988.

The Spartans went into the locker room trailing 17-14, but scored ten points in the second half, while holding the Cardinals to a field goal.

MSU quarterback Connor Cook completed 22-of-36 passes for 332 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

The defense had a big hand in the win as well, stopping Stanford on a fourth-and-one with less than two minutes left in the game.

The Spartans ended the season on a ten-game winning streak to finish with a record of 13-and-1.

 

Blake Bortles combined for nearly 400 yards of offense and four total touchdowns as the number-15 UCF Knights toppled the sixth-ranked Baylor Bears 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Bortles threw for 301 yards, three scores and two interceptions while rushing for 93 yards and a TD for Central Florida, who won its first-ever BCS bowl and only the third bowl game overall since becoming a Division One program in 1996.

 

Jeremy Hill’s 37-yard touchdown run with 2:02 to go proved to be the difference as 16th-ranked LSU edged Iowa 21-14 in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Hill finished with a career-high 216 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries for the Tigers, who set a school record with their fourth straight 10-win season.

Freshman Anthony Jennings threw for just 82 yards but did run in for a score in his first career start for LSU.

 

By:  Mike Plourde     –     for Great Lakes Radio Sports

 

 

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