Michigan State 24, Stanford 20

Date - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 5:00 PM
Location - Rose Bowl
Attendance - 95173

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Stanford 10 7 0 3 20
Michigan State 0 14 3 7 24

Recap


No. 4 Michigan State 24, No. 7 Stanford 20: Connor Cook passed for 332 yards and two touchdowns as the Spartans knocked off the Cardinal in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio in Pasadena, Calif.

Cook tossed the decisive 25-yard scoring pass to Tony Lippett early in the fourth quarter as Michigan State (13-1) prevailed in its first Rose Bowl appearance in 26 years. The Spartans sealed the game with a fourth-down stop with 1:43 left to earn the first 13-win season in school history.

Tyler Gaffney rushed for 91 yards for Stanford (11-3) but wasn’t given the ball on fourth-and-1 from the Cardinal 34 when the game was on the line. Fullback Ryan Hewitt was stuffed by three defenders for no gain and Michigan State took over and ran out the clock.

The Spartans trailed 17-14 at halftime and tied the score when Michael Geiger kicked a 31-yard field goal with 12:56 left in the third quarter. Michigan State went ahead with 13:22 left on the touchdown catch by Lippett and the Cardinal pulled within four on Jordan Williamson’s 39-yard field goal with 4:15 remaining.

Stanford jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead on Gaffney’s 16-yard scoring run and Williamson’s 34-yard field goal before Jeremy Langford’s 2-yard scamper got Michigan State on the board early in the second quarter. Stanford’s lead reached 17-7 when Cook's pass was intercepted by Kevin Anderson and returned 40 yards for a score with 2:07 left in the half before the Spartans responded with a seven-play, 75-yard drive capped by Cook’s 2-yard pass to Trevon Pendleton.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lippett had five receptions for 94 yards and Langford rushed for 84 yards on 23 carries. … Stanford WR/KR Ty Montgomery had just three receptions for 21 yards before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter. … Michigan State played without standout MLB Max Bullough, who was suspended due to a team rules violation.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:16
Stanford   TD  Michigan State 0 - Stanford 7
1st Quarter - 1:40
Stanford   FG  Michigan State 0 - Stanford 10
2nd Quarter - 10:45
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 7 - Stanford 10
2nd Quarter - 2:07
Stanford   TD  Michigan State 7 - Stanford 17
2nd Quarter - 0:28
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 14 - Stanford 17
3rd Quarter - 12:56
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 17 - Stanford 17
4th Quarter - 13:22
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 24 - Stanford 17
4th Quarter - 4:15
Stanford   FG  Michigan State 24 - Stanford 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Stanford Michigan State
W/L 11 - 3 - 0 13 - 1 - 0
Conference 8 - 2 - 0 9 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Stanford Michigan State
Score 20 24
First Downs 11 21
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
3-for-11
27%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 305 397
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-162 35-65
Average/Rush 4.5 1.9
Passing
Comp-Att 10-18 22-36
Passing Yards 143 332
Average/Pass Play 7.5 8.3
Penalties-Yards 8-55 4-35
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 28:49 31:11

PLAYER STATS

Stanford (11 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hogan 10/18 143 0 1
Michigan State (13 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cook 22/36 332 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Gaffney 24 91 3.8 1
K. Hogan 8 41 5.1 0
M. Rector 1 27 27.0 0
R. Seale 1 4 4.0 0
R. Hewitt 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Langford 23 84 3.7 1
M. Kings Jr. 2 7 3.5 0
B. Fowler 1 -5 -5.0 0
C. Cook 6 -15 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Cajuste 1 51 51.0 0
M. Rector 2 44 22.0 0
T. Montgomery 3 21 7.0 0
R. Hewitt 1 11 11.0 0
B. Sanders 1 11 11.0 0
A. Wilkerson 1 7 7.0 0
T. Gaffney 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Fowler 2 97 48.5 0
T. Lippett 5 94 18.8 1
M. Kings Jr. 4 52 13.0 0
T. Pendleton 2 21 10.5 1
K. Mumphery 1 20 20.0 0
J. Langford 5 17 3.4 0
A. Gleichert 1 17 17.0 0
J. Price 1 9 9.0 0
J. Lyles 1 5 5.0 0