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