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  1. Stanford's offense faltered against Spartans

    Ted Miller

    ESPN Stats & Information reviewed Michigan State's 24-20 win over Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO and came up with some interesting numbers, starting with one that made the Pac-12 blog wrong again on something this bowl season. I...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Stanford beaten at its own game

    Ted Miller

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The advance billing for the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO played the Stanford-Michigan State matchup as a battle of shared football philosophies: two physical, line-of-scrimmage teams that run th...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  3. Rose Bowl predictions

    Ted Miller

    Both Kevin and Ted correctly picked Arizona and UCLA to win Tuesday. Kevin is 81-19 on the season, and Ted is 77-23. Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio Kevin Gemmell: To me, the important factor in this game is experience and strength of schedu...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  4. 10 reasons Stanford wins the Rose Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Why is Stanford going to best Michigan State in the Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio? Here are 10 reasons. Stanford has the better quarterback: Stanford QB Kevin Hogan is 15th in the nation in total QBR (80.2). Michigan State's Connor Cook is 59th (6...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  5. Expect 100th Rose Bowl to be physical

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- The word "physical" has been used 12,486,234 times by media, coaches and players during the buildup to the 100th Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO between Stanford and Michigan State. The Spartans of the Big Ten play physical footba...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  6. Even at the top, Mason still scrapping

    Ted Miller

    Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason played cornerback at Northern Arizona, and he'd rate as short for the position even at an FCS school. He's compact and powerfully built, but you'd suspect that more than a few receivers took one look at his ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Rose Bowl notes: Shaw says he's staying

    Ted Miller

    Those who know David Shaw well believe he might coach Stanford for the rest of his career. He played and graduated from Stanford. He loves coaching the program. His family loves the Bay Area. His parents live just down the road. He makes a pretty dar...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  8. Stanford QB Hogan is better than you think

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan is not Andrew Luck. Only one man is. Hogan's not terribly flashy. He's far from perfect. His 2013 season included a few more down moments than perhaps Cardinal fans and a few college football pundits ex...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  9. Rose Bowl notes: MSU missing Bullough

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- When a team loses a three-year starter, a two-time All-Conference performer and a two-time team captain to a shocking suspension in advance of the Rose Bowl, as Michigan State did with linebacker Max Bullough, it matters. It matters bi...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  10. Pac-12 players to watch during the bowls

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 plays nine bowl games and every game is important, but here are five players upon whom the spotlight will shine just a bit brighter this bowl season. USC DT Leonard Williams Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl vs. Fresno State on Dec. 21 ...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  11. Rose Bowl defenses: A closer look

    Ted Miller

    The Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO features two of the nation's best defenses with Stanford and Michigan State, so ESPN.com's Stats & Information, as is their wont, decided to take a closer look. First off, the basic numbers. Michigan State...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  12. Quick look at Week 2 Pac-12 games

    Ted Miller

    Here's a quick look at Week 1 in the conference. All times are ET. Thursday Sacramento State (0-1) at Arizona State (0-0), 10 p.m. Pac-12 Network: First meeting. Sacramento State lost its opener 24-0 to San Jose State. Of course, Sacramento Sta...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  13. Texas A&M drops USC, Oregon

    Ted Miller

    When Texas A&M was a member of the Big 12, it scheduled home-and-home series with USC and Oregon. The USC series was scheduled for 2015-16. The Oregon series was set for 2018-19. "When you combine USC and Oregon with the nonconference games we...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  14. MacIntyre to be positive, firm with Buffs

    Ted Miller

    Nothing so represents the bravado of football than a team running out of the stadium tunnel to a pregame eruption of cheers or -- on the road -- boos and catcalls. It's a moment of machismo and chest pounding, as two groups of young men attempt to ex...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  15. CU's MacIntyre gets Coach of Year honors

    Ted Miller

    If Colorado fans want some validation for the hiring of Mike MacIntyre, here's some: He has been honored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the winner of the Grant Teaff National Coach of the Year Award. MacIntyre led San Jose State to its...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  16. Colorado taps Mike MacIntyre

    Ted Miller

    It might be a blessing in disguise that Butch Jones spurned Colorado last week and then emerged at Tennessee. Colorado has hired San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre, sources told ESPN.com on Monday, and that feels like a better fit. MacIntyre, ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012