The Pac-12 can complete a successful bowl season in the Rose Bowl.
Resounding wins by Arizona and UCLA on New Year's Eve helped the conference collectively redeem itself after Arizona State's loss. The Pac-12 stands 6-2 in the postseason, going into Stanford vs. Michigan State on Wednesday afternoon in Pasadena, Calif.
The 100th Rose Bowl is intriguing, because the teams seem so evenly matched and so similar in style. It's being labeled a throwback game, with both programs having been built by tough defenses and a determination to run the football. Of course, that was pretty much the story line last January, when Stanford edged Wisconsin.<