Rose Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by MJ14 on January 1st, 2014 at 4:21 PM

The Granddaddy of them all! The 100th Rose Bowl. Number 4 Michigan State vs. Number 5 Stanford. Who are you guys taking in this game and why? I like Stanford so I wouldn't mind to see them win. I do think the perception of the Big Ten is somewhat important, but I also don't think the Big Ten being that great matters a whole lot. I'm cheering for neither team though. I am just hoping for a good quality game. 

The line favors Stanford by 5.5 points. Michigan State has the best defense in the country. Stanford has one of the best ground and pound teams in the country. 

F/+ Projection: Stanford 20, Michigan State 11
Win Probability: Stanford 73%
 

 
  Michigan St Stanford
Actual Score 0 0
Most Likely 13 17
Median 13 17
Mean 14.63 19.37
Win Probability 36% 64%

 

Comments

Manballsblue

January 1st, 2014 at 5:45 PM ^

Guess missing their middle linebacker is hurting them a lot! I can hear the excuses from work Sparty already. Sucks living in West Michigan right now.....

bronxblue

January 1st, 2014 at 5:49 PM ^

I'm a little surprised Stanford is able to move the ball like they are.  MSU's defense probably isn't designed to handle this size great, but this could turn into a runaway very quickly.

alum96

January 1st, 2014 at 5:52 PM ^

Very similarto ILL MSU game, at end of 1st half Cook throws a ball in corner of end zone - goes through CB of ILL hands, right into Sparty WR hands.  Some good fortune.