Stanford is back in the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive season, which is just fine with fifth-year senior linebacker Shayne Skov.
Skov made eight tackles in last season’s Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin.
This season, he has made 100 tackles, including 10 for losses.
Stanford is playing in its fourth consecutive Bowl Championship Series bowl game. The Cardinal's five-year bowl run began in the 2009 Sun Bowl, its first postseason game since 2001.
“We’re all incredibly happy,” he said of playing in the 100th Rose Bowl game against Michigan State. “I mean, shoot, I remember five years ago we were happy to be in a bowl game, period.
“We were going to El Paso and people were jumping, like you would have thought we won the lottery.
“We’re incredibly grateful and this is an awesome experience. This is an awesome ride we’ve had.”