After five days of media events and pre-Rose Bowl festivities, Stanford and Michigan State are heading into the home stretch of their bowl week event… Continue Reading »
On the field, Stanford and Michigan State are two remarkably similar teams in their philosophies and playing style. But when you look at the storylines of their separate journeys to the 100th Rose Bowl Game, a stark contrast becomes evident.
Despite playing in different conferences and different parts of the country, No. 4 Michigan State (12-1, 8-0 Big Ten) and No. 5 Stanford (11-2, 7-2 Pac-12) have a striking number of similarities. Like Stanford last year, Michigan State finally accomplished its long-standing goal of securing a berth in the Rose Bowl.
Stanford head coach David Shaw and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio previewed what they expected to be a physical 100th Rose Bowl Game in a Sunday night teleconference, as the No. 4 Spartans (12-1, 8-0 Big Ten) and No. 5 Cardinal (11-2, 7-2 Pac-12) began to move forward from their respective conference championship game victories on Saturday.