For the fourth time, the Spartans left as Rose Bowl champions. A stadium packed with MSU fans — roughly 60,000 of the 95,173 in attendance were wearing green. MSU got the final kneel-down from senior quarterback Andrew Maxwell, replacing the sophomore quarterback who threw for a career-high 332 yards and won the Offensive MVP Award.
They outplayed No.5 Stanford (11-3) for most of the second half and will finish in the top five in the rankings for the first time since after that 1966 season and the “Game of the Century” tie between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 MSU.
Big Ten & Rose Bowl Champions! Congrats to the players 🙂 FYI this and that readers!!