Rose Bowl 2014: Stanford’s Kevin Anderson with the pick-six, extends Cardinal lead (GIF)


Jan 1, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) runs the ball under pressure from Stanford Cardinal linebacker Kevin Anderson (48) during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

So far through the first half, the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl between the Michigan State Spartans and the Stanford Cardianl has been about everything we expected. It’s been a physical battle that, so far, has been dominated by some great defensive effort from two of the best units in the country.

Near the end of the first half, Stanford showed this as they not only displayed some great defensive pressure, but they utilized it to put some points on the board.

As the first half was winding down and the Spartans were down by three, Michigan State QB Connor Cook dropped back for the pass, but he was immediately met with some awesome Stanford pressure.

Then he made one of the mistakes that you never want to see from your signal caller and offensive leader.

Instead of just taking the sack, he tried to get the pass off but was intercepted by Cardinal defensive back Kevin Anderson, who took the ball 40 yards to the house for six points:

 

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