Found December 01, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
Last week's game wasn't going to repeat itself, UCLA made that much clear from the beginning, but in the end it was the Cardinal that came up Roses as they came back in the 4th quarter and survived a late shot by the Bruins to win 27-24 and claim the Pac-12 title and the Rose Bowl birth that comes with it. Stanford is returning to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 2000 edition where they were beaten by Wisconsin. It's also the Cardinal's 3rd consecutive BCS bowl appearance. It was a game for the ages as some may say as it truly had it all - big plays, controversial calls, history making plays, crappy weather, and a massive last second drive to go for the tie. The only thing this game was missing was a packed Stanford Stadium, which wasn't exactly full to the brim to put it nicely. As for the game itself, things didn't exactly start off the way Stanford drew it up when practicing this week following last week's blowout of UCLA. That's ...
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