PASADENA, Calif. Montee Ball has said all month he didn't want to be remembered as a player who set boatloads of records but never won a Rose Bowl in three tries.
The records will have to do.
Despite another noteworthy effort from Ball, which fittingly included a 100-yard rushing performance in a career that included 26 of them, Stanford edged Wisconsin 20-14 to capture the Rose Bowl in Ball's final game.
"This is not the way I want to be remembered," Ball said. "Speaking for the entire senior group, this is not the way we wanted to go out. But at this point right now, it is what it is.
"I felt like I did a great job of leading the team through adversity this season and in past seasons did a great job of capitalizing on big plays. But very unfortunate situation for us."
Ball, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound tailback from Wentzville, Mo., did his best to keep the Badgers in the game. He broke off a 24-yard run on his first carry from scrimmage and finished with 100 yards rushing on 24 carr...