2014 BCS Rose Bowl: Michigan State-Stanford facts preview

What

2014 Rose Bowl

When

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET

Where

Pasadena, Calif., in the Rose Bowl. Capacity: 92,542.

Network

ESPN

Who

No. 4 Michigan State Spartans. 12-1 regular-season record. Last game: defeated Ohio State, 34-24. Best win: victory over then-No.2 Ohio State.

No. 5 Stanford Cardinal. 11-2 regular-season record. Last game: defeated Arizona State, 38-14. Best win: victory over then-No. 3 Oregon.

Point Spread (VegasInsider.com Consensus, Dec. 9)

Stanford -1.5

Rose Bowl History

Michigan State: Four appearances (1953, 1955, 1965, 1987), 3-1 record

Stanford: 13 appearances (1901, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1951, 1970, 1971, 1999, 2012), 6-6-1 record

Past 5 Winners

Stanford (2012), Oregon (2011), TCU (2010), Oregon (2009), USC (2008)

Fun Fact

Despite 17 combined games, this is the first time Michigan State and Stanford have met in the Rose Bowl.