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Stanford Wins First Rose Bowl Since 1972

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The 99th Rose Bowl became a game of firsts when the Cardinal took a 20-14 victory Tuesday in Pasadena.

Stanford Coach David Shaw earned his first win in the contest, Wisconsin Athletic Director and acting coach Barry Alvarez lost for the first time and the only turnover proved decisive.

The Cardinal, who won the big game for the first time since 1972, nursed a 17-14 halftime lead through a scoreless third quarter before finally driving into field-goal range for the only points of the second half.

The Badgers had a chance to win the game with a scoring drive in the final minutes but Stanford's Usua Amanam intercepted a pass by Curt Phillips with 2 minutes 3 seconds left to play to help seal the victory.

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