Rose Bowl 2014 live stream is available for Stanford vs. Michigan State. TV game start time for the 2014 Rose Bowl will be at 5 p.m. ET, with ESPN providing the coverage for the game on Wednesday (Jan. 1). According to a report from ESPN on Wednesday morning, the current odds have the Stanford Cardinal are 6 1/2 favorites heading into the contest. The over/under for the game is also a minuscule 42.5 points, showing the oddsmakers don't think the Michigan State Spartans will score often.
The Spartans are ranked No. 4 in the country after winning the Big Ten title and finishing the season with a 12-1 record. The team went undefeated in conference play, losing only to Notre Dame (17-13) in an odd finish back on Sept. 21. Defense is the key to success for this squad and they gave up only 12.7 points per game this year. That is fourth best in the nation, giving the offense plenty of time to work with. Star running back Jeremy Langford rushed for 1,338 yards and had 17 touchdowns during the year to lead the team.
The Cardinal won the Pac-12 title by finishing with an 11-2 record and is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation. They also have a really good defense that allowed only 18.6 points per game in a very offensive-minded conference. That is good enough for ninth ranked in the nation and should make this a very defensive-oriented game. Running back Tyler Gaffney rushed for 1,618 yards and 20 touchdowns on the season, while quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for 2,487 yards and 20 touchdowns on his own.
The 2014 Rose Bowl live stream coverage and TV game start time will both be at 5 p.m. ET, giving fans a chance to watch online for free. For television it will be on ESPN and for the online streaming, fans can turn on the Watch ESPN application. The Stanford vs. Michigan State game will follow the Iowa vs. LSU Outback Bowl at 1 p.m. ET on the network.
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