NCAA Football

My Recap of the Rose Bowl

Thanks for taking a look everyone.  Neil and I decided to play all the BCS bowl games, and now it’s time for me to recap the second of the five games. 

After Neil beat me in the Fiesta Bowl we then decided to play the Rose Bowl.  This year’s “Granddaddy of them All” features #6 Stanford and unranked Wisconsin.  Both have strong rushing attacks to complement offenses which can turn big plays easily.  The game started off with Wisconsin (Neil) going 4 for 4 on third down conversions, and getting an easy one-yard rushing touchdown by star running back Montee Ball.  Then Stanford (me) got the ball back and the first drive didn’t go so well.  Quarterback Josh Nunes threw an interception in Stanford territory, but thankfully Wisconsin couldn’t do much.  Kicker Kyle French drilled a 26 yard field goal.  The game was then 10-0 in Wisconsin’s favor.  Stanford, not to be outdone, responded with Stefan Taylor getting a 74 yard touchdown run to make the score 10 to 7.  So ended the first quarter.

 The second quarter started with Montee Ball getting another rushing touchdown, this one for three yards to make the score 17-7.  Nunes threw two more interceptions and was then benched for Stanford’s Kevin Hogan.  On Wisconsin’s next drive quarterback Danny O’ Brien threw a three yard touchdown pass to Wide Receiver Jared Abbrederis to make the score 24-7.  Stanford (I) was getting their butt kicked.

 The third quarter started off with Wisconsin quarterback Danny O’ Brien throwing a 59 yard touchdown pass to Tight End Jacob Pedersen to make the score 31-7.  Stanford got the ball back late and surprise, surprise another Stanford quarterback threw another pick.  Thus the third quarter ended.

 The fourth quarter started off with surprisingly a Stanford passing touchdown.  Hogan completed a 10 yard pass to Wide Receiver Jamal-Rashad Patterson to make the score 31-13.  The two point conversion failed.  Stanford then got the ball back and Stefan Tyler got his second rushing touchdown of the day with a one-yard touchdown run.  The two point conversion was successful, and lo and behold the score was 31-21.  The game was actually looking respectable.  Unfortunately Wisconsin (Neil) got the ball back and O’Brien threw a 49 yard pass to Abbrederis for his third passing and Abbrederis second receiving touchdown.  The two-point conversion succeeded and the score was 39-21.  The game ended with Stanford Cornerback Usua Amanam resturning a kick 105 yards to make the final score 39-27.  The two-point conversion failed.

 Fun Facts

 Wisconsin had 505 yards of total offense, while Stanford had 296. 

 Stanford had five turnovers (all interceptions), Wisconsin had two (both fumbles).

 Stanford had 285 Kickoff Return Yards compared to Wisconsin’s 43.

 Stanford’s quarterbacks got sacked six times.  Wisconsin’s by comparison only was  sacked once.

 There was only one punt the entire game.

Well Neil has beaten me twice, time to get him back.  The Orange bowl between Florida State and Northern Illinois is next.


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