Rose Bowl: Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14
Stanford won their first Rose Bowl since 1972.
Zach Ertz has found his niche in the Stanford offense, leading the team in receptions and making 39 of his 66 catches for first down. If he can hit his stride in the 2013 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, he could find himself holding the MVP trophy.
Kevin Hogan helped transform what could have been a middling year for Stanford to one in which they won a Pac-12 Championship and have a good shot at victory in the Rose Bowl. If they can pull it off, the freshman could easily earn MVP honors.
Some people get socks for Christmas. Others get to come out of retirement to coach in college football's biggest games.
Wisconsin is on its way to a third-straight Rose Bowl and ninth in school history. But after two-straight losses in Pasadena, the Badgers will aim to snap a losing streak against Stanford.
The Badgers and Cardinal will meet on Jan. 1 in Pasadena in a rematch of the Rose Bowl matchup 13 years ago. Wisconsin is the third Big Ten team to make it to three consecutive Rose Bowls.
The Stanford Cardinal is headed to its 13th Rose Bowl, the first trip since 2000. The school is 5-6-1 in the game, dating back to the very first edition in 1902. Stanford will face the winner of the Big Ten Championship, either Wisconsin or Nebraska.