Rose Bowl Preview: Wisconsin-Stanford

The Rose Bowl features two teams with something to prove, albeit for different reasons. Wisconsin has lost in Pasadena the last two years and, as they drag in with five losses, are looking to avoid a third straight New Year’s Day defeat. Stanford is a hot team with a talented freshman quarterback that might be the best team in the nation if we started a playoff today. The Cardinal are looking to put a seal on their late-season surge. TheSportsNotebook will take a look at the paths both teams traveled to get here and how they match up against each other.