Michigan State DB Trae Waynes with the incredible interception (GIF)

January 1, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Michael Rector (3) catches a pass against the defense of Michigan State Spartans cornerback Trae Waynes (15) during the first half at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

At one point in the 2014 Rose Bowl, it seemed as if the Michigan State Spartans might be out of the game after a Connor Cook interception was returned for a touchdown, which pushed the Stanford lead to 17-7 at the time. But Michigan State was able to answer right back and score before the half to cut it to 17-14.

Making plays in the second half for Michigan State is crucial, and for that, you don’t have to look any further than that defensive unit that got them to this point.

Just as the second half got underway, Stanford got the ball following a game-tying Michigan State field goal. QB Kevin Hogan dropped back to pass and let one fly down the middle of the field where Spartans defensive back Trae Waynes came up with the incredible interception, giving the ball back to his offense:

That’s why the Michigan State defense is considered one of the best units in the country. More plays like that against this Stanford team may get them that first Rose Bowl title since ’88.


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