After a wild Pac-12 Championship game Stanford is headed back to the Rose Bowl to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Normally the Rose Bowl selects the Pac-12 Champion and the Big Ten Champion. The College Football Playoff, however, takes precedence and the Big Ten Champion Michigan State will be heading to the playoffs allowing the Rose Bowl to select Iowa.
Things looked bleak for Stanford after the opening-week debacle against Northwestern but the team rallied and went on an impressive run through the Pac-12 Conference. The Cardinal also fought their way into the College Football Playoff discussion until the Oregon Ducks derailed Stanford's hopes. The Cardinal's season featured a thrilling last-second victory over Notre Dame, another Big Game victory, a Heisman Trophy contender and all sorts of broken records
This is Stanford 15th Rose Bowl appearance and their third trip under Coach David Shaw.
Here are a few details for the Rose Bowl:
Date and time, PT: Friday, January 1st, 1:30 p.m. PT. Kickoff is set for 2:10 p.m. PT.
TV channel: ESPN
Location: Pasadena, California
Stadium: Rose Bowl (92,542 capacity)
Last year's score: 59-20, Oregon over Florida State
Last year's attendance: 91,322
Last year's TV rating: 14.8 (28.2 million viewers)