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Stanford's Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room.
The fifth-year senior guard, part of a group of players who have helped transform Stanford into a national powerhouse, wasn't quite ready to leave it all behind.
''I just wanted to take it all in one last time,'' Danser said, his eyes red and one last stray tear making its way toward the side of his nose.
No. 5 Stanford came up short of a second consecutive Rose Bowl victory, losing 24-20 to No. 4 Michigan State on Wednesday.
''This game isn't the summary of these guys' career,'' Danser said. ''We've achieved so much. We changed the program.''
The Cardinal (11-3) have racked up 46 victories over the last four years and been to four straight BCS games, playing a pure-power style that often wears opponents down.
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