College Football Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio Bowl 2013 – the Granddaddy of the All!

Posted by Eric Williams on 12/14/2012 12:16:16 PM

Nicknamed the ‘Granddaddy of the All’ the college football Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio Bowl 2013 is quickly approaching.

To make the most out of your NCAA bowl season, this expert bowl game preview will put avid college football fanatics on the path to picking the right winner for this contest.

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The oldest bowl game of them all will get underway on Tuesday, New Year’s Day, 2013, live from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA at 5:00 PM ET.

2013 Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio Bowl

When: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Who: BCS vs. BCS
Time: 5:00 PM ET

The Rose Bowl began in 1902 and has been held continuously every years since 1916. The game has been held on Jan. 1 or 2 every year except two since its creation and features two elite BCS teams as the main participants.

Whenever New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the game is played on Monday, January 2. No college bowl game has outdrawn every other bowl game since 1945.The Rose Bowl has also hosted the BCS National Championship Game in 2002 and 2006.

Let’s take a look at some of the most recent results from this big-time tilt.

2012 – Oregon 45 Wisconsin 38

The fifth-ranked Ducks beat No. 8 Wisconsin in a flat-out thriller a year ago by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter while shutting the Badgers down. Oregon covered the Vizio Bowl game odds as a 4-point favorite while the game’s final score played Over the high, 74-point O/U Total.

2011 – Texas Christian 21 Wisconsin 19

TCU got the very close win two years ago but Wisconsin got the ATS win as a 3.5-point Underdog while the game’s final score played well Under the 54.5-point Over/Under Total.

2010 – Ohio State 26 Oregon 17

The Buckeyes got the big upset win over Oregon to cover the college football line as a 4.5-point Underdog while the game’s final score played Under the 51-point Total.

2009 – USC 38 Penn State 24

On New Year’s Day 2009, the USC Trojans rolled all over Penn State to get the SU and ATS win as 10-point favorites while the 62 combined points played well Over the 44.5-point O/U Total.

2008 – USC 49 Illinois 17

USC laid a huge smackdown on Illinois in the Sugar Bowl five years ago to cover the college football line with room to spare as a 13.5-point favorite while the game’s 76 combined points easily played Over the 62-point Total.

Now, that’s you’ve got some your bowl game information in hand, get ready for the college football Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio Bowl 2013.

Bowl Game Update


Stanford -6.5

Over/Under 48.5

The Wisconsin Badgers (8-5 SU, 6-7 ATS) and Stanford Cardinal (11-2 SU, 8-5 ATS) will both look to pick up a season-ending bowl game victory when they meet In the college football Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO on January 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET, live from the Rose Bowl.

Wisconsin pounded Nebraska 70-31 in its regular season finale to snap a two-game losing streak but went just 2-3 SU over their final five games while failing to cover the college football odds in three of those L/5 games. The Badgers average 30.8 points per game while allowing just 19.1 points per contest defensively. Playing in its third consecutive Rose Bowl, Wisconsin is the first five-loss team to play in the Granddaddy of them All.


Stanford will bring a seven-game winning streak into this contest though they failed to cover the spread in their regular season finale to snap a four-game ATS winning streak. The Cardinal average 28.5 points per game while limiting their opponents to just 17.5 points per game defensively.

Eric Williams (Google+) has been a sports writer and analyst for a dozen years. He is recognized as a leading sports analyst and handicapper. Eric lives in Texas with his family.

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