|Rose Bowl 2014|
The Michigan State Spartans are currently 12-1, playing against an "average" strength of schedule (SOS) as compared to the "league" average. The Spartans best game (win over highest ranked team in the CICFPM) was a defeat of currently ranked #6 Ohio State, and their worst game (loss to lowest ranked team) and only defeat was to currently ranked #85 Notre Dame. In terms of the model, Michigan State is currently ranked as the #7 most productive team overall, with the #44 ranked offense and the #2 ranked defense.
The Stanford Cardinal finished the regular season at 11-2, while playing against a "tougher" SOS. The Cardinal best game was a victory over currently ranked #5 Oregon and their worst game was a loss to currently ranked #80 Utah. The Cardinal are currently the #29 most productive team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, with the #38 ranked offense and the #25 ranked defense.
Expect Michigan State to be victorious in today's Rose Bowl.