Jan 1, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Michigan State Spartans linebacker Kyler Elsworth (41) and safety Isiah Lewis (9) tackle Stanford Cardinal running back Tyler Gaffney (25) in the 100th Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State stops Stanford on 4th and 1 to win Rose Bowl, sideline goes nuts (GIF)


The Michigan State Spartans hadn’t had the season they thought they had and that’s spinning it in a positive fashion. Usually teams say that when they think they were destined for glory and come up short, but the Spartans came into this season with little expectation and ended up in a 4th and 1 defensive stand to cap off their miraculous season with a Rose Bowl win.

It was a classic finish that we can expect to see over and over again for years to come, as the Spartans stuffed the Stanford Cardinal on a 4th and 1 that ended the game and gave the Spartans the Rose Bowl.

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The huge defensive stand capped off not only an incredible season for the Spartans but an incredible Rose bowl that no one expected at the beginning of the season. Well, there may have been one guy who could have foreseen this ending and he proceeded to lose his mind along with the rest of his sideline when the Spartans stuffed Stanford.

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Michigan State may not ave jet won the National Championship but they proved that after 100 years, the Rose Bowl continues to be pack the magic tat makes college football bowl season the special time of year that it is.

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