Picks for BCS bowl games

Predicting the scores of the remaining bowl games, including the BCS

Updated: December 31, 2013, 9:01 AM ET
By Phil Steele | ESPN Insider

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After going 101-34 in the regular season (73-61-1 versus the spread) and picking winners for every bowl game so far, we've finally arrived at the final batch. Here are my score predictions for the fourth set of bowls that kick off on Wednesday, featuring all five BCS games and the other bowls that take place after Jan. 1.

For picks for the other Jan. 1 bowls, click here.


Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO
No. 5 Stanford Cardinal versus No. 4 Michigan State Spartans

Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

The Spartans became the first Big Ten team since Michigan in 1948 to win all of their Big Ten games by double digits. The only thing missing from last year's Spartan team was solid quarterback play, and they got it this year from Connor Cook, who improved throughout the season and finished with a 20-5 TD-to-INT ratio. Running back Jeremy Langford also emerged as a key contributor, with 1,338 rushing yards. The nation's No. 1 defense allowed just 13 points per game, but will be without the services of their All-American linebacker Max Bullough.


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