PASADENA, CA (WSAU-TSN) Usua Amanam's interception with over two minutes remaining helped seal Stanford's first Rose Bowl victory since 1972, when it was known as the Indians.
Stepfan Taylor carried the ball 21 times for 89 yards a score to lift the eighth-ranked Cardinal over the Wisconsin Badgers, 20-14, on Tuesday.
Kelsey Young recorded a 16-yard TD run for Stanford (12-2), which appeared in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2000, when they lost to Wisconsin.
Kevin Hogan completed 12-of-19 passes for 123 yards for the Cardinal, who played in a bowl game for a fourth straight year.
Montee Ball carried the ball 24 times for 100 yards and a score for the Badgers (8-6), who played the game under the direction of athletic director Barry Alvarez because former skipper Bret Bielema left for Arkansas in early December.
Curt Phillips connected on 10-of-16 passes for 83 yards, one touchdown and an interception for Wisconsin, which played in the Rose Bowl for a third straight year.