EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 2, 2014

Spartans shut down Stanford for 10th straight win


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tie-breaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford last night in the 100th Rose Bowl.

Cook also threw a TD pass to Trevon Pendleton, and Jeremy Langford rushed for 84 yards and a score in the first Rose Bowl victory in 26 years for the Big Ten champion Spartans (13-1), who finished the season with 10 straight wins.

Badgers fall again

ORLANDO, Fla.— After three straight years of BCS bowl losses, Wisconsin hoped that its trip to the Capital One Bowl would be the start of better times in the postseason.

Instead, the 19th-ranked Badgers find themselves entering the offseason lamenting yet another missed opportunity.

Nebraska holds on

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl.

LSU survives Iowa

TAMPA, Fla. — Jeremy Hill ran for 216 yards and two touchdowns, helping LSU and inexperienced quarterback Anthony Jennings hold off Iowa, 21-14, in the Outback Bowl.