Stanford holds off Wisconsin 20-14 in Rose BowlBy GREG BEACHAM
the associated press | January 02,2013
CORRECTS WISCONSIN PLAYER TO MONTEE BALL, NOT LEO MUSSO - Wisconsin running back Montee Ball (28) reaches for a touchdown during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Stanford, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)PASADENA, Calif. ó Stepfan Taylor rushed for 89 yards and an early touchdown, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards, and No. 8 Stanfordís dominant defense shut out Wisconsin in the second half of a 20-14 victory in the 99th Rose Bowl on Tuesday night.
Usua Amanam made the decisive interception near midfield with 2:30 to play as the Pac-12 champion Cardinal (12-2) won their first Rose Bowl since 1972.
Stanford didnít score many style points, but the Big Ten champion Badgers (8-6) couldnít score many points at all while losing the Granddaddy of Them All in heartbreaking fashion for the third consecutive season.
Wisconsin still stayed in position for an upset in the one-game return of Hall of Fame coach Barry Alvarez, who returned to the Wisconsin sideline for one game after hanging up his whistle.
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