PASADENA, Calif. – MSU ended its longest Rose Bowl drought since its maiden voyage to Pasadena, Calif., in 1954 with a 24-20 victory against Stanford in the 100th edition of the legendary game.
The Spartans lost the first quarter, but dominated the final three in front of an amped up crowd, most of which was draped in green.
After ceding 146 yards in the first 15 minutes, MSU’s dominant defense clamped down on the Cardinal attack.
Connor Cook was named offensive MVP while Kyler Elsworth, whose fourth-down stop sealed the game, won defensive honors.
The Spartans went into the locker room down 17-14 and out scored the Cardinal 10-3 the rest of the way while virtually stymying their offense attack.
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