Iowa vs. Stanford: Rose Bowl Live Stream, TV Info, Game Notes

    Iowa vs. Stanford Rose Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, predictions and game notes. The No. 5 Hawkeyes will square off with the No. 6 Cardinal in Pasadena New Years Day in the Rose Bowl.

    September 26, 2016


    Everything you need to know about the Iowa vs. Stanford Rose Bowl live stream and TV broadcast, as well as game notes and prediction.


    The No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes will square off with the No. 6 Stanford Cardinal in Pasadena, Calif. on New Years Day in the Rose Bowl.

    The Hawkeyes (12-1, 8-0) are making their third straight appearance in a bowl game and 29th in the history of the program. Iowa saw its CFP chances and undefeated season come to an end with a 16-13 loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game. The Hawkeyes clung to a 13-9 lead for the entire fourth quarter until LJ Scott punched in a one-yard touchdown with 27 seconds left to win the game.

    With the running game held in check (52 yards), it was up to C.J. Beathard to pace the offense. He did his best, finishing with 216 yards passing, a touchdown and an interception. The Iowa offense looked like it wouldn’t find the end zone until Beathard connected with Tevaun Smith for an 85-yard touchdown pass to put the Hawkeyes up 13-9. Iowa is looking to snap a three-game postseason losing streak with losses to Oklahoma in the 2011 Insight Bowl, LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl and Tennessee in last year’s TaxSlayer Bowl.

    The Cardinal (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12) is participating in its seventh consecutive bowl game and 27th all-time. Stanford is coming into this one hot, as it has won three straight games — including a 41-22 victory over USC in the Pac-12 title game last time out. The Cardinal led the game the whole way, but USC made it a five-point game early in the fourth on a Cody Kessler touchdown run.

    However, Stanford responded with two Christian McCaffrey touchdowns to put the Trojans away for good. McCaffrey literally did it all for the Cardinal, setting a school record with 461 all-purpose yards in addition to a touchdown rushing, receiving and passing. McCaffrey’s performance put him at 3,496 all-purpose yards for the season — breaking Barry Sanders’ record from 1988. Stanford will be making its third Rose Bowl appearance in the last four years and 15th in program history, which is the third-most all-time.

    The 2015 Rose Bowl marks the first ever meeting between Iowa and Stanford.

    Below is everything you need to know about the matchup, including the Rose Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, game notes and prediction.

    Rose Bowl Live Stream, TV Broadcast Information

    • Venue: Rose Bowl
    • Date: Friday, January 1
    • Kickoff Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
    • National TV: ESPN
    • Rose Bowl Live Stream: Watch ESPN, No Radio Stream Available

    Prediction

    Which team can control the clock? Which one can impose its will on the other? Both will have moments, but with a month to heal up, Iowa’s running game will be just strong enough, and quarterback C.J. Beathard just good enough, to give head coach Kirk Ferentz his 13th win of the season.

    For the final score prediction, check out our Rose Bowl preview.

    Game Notes

    • Iowa’s Desmond King is second in the country with eight interceptions, tying the single- season school record (Lou King, 1981; Nile Kinnick, 1939).
    • Stanford (2013 Rose Bowl Game, 2014 Rose Bowl Game, 2014 Foster Farms Bowl, 2016 Rose Bowl Game) is the nation’s only team with an active streak of playing at least four straight bowl games in its home state.
    • C.J. Beathard is 13-1 as Iowa’s starting quarterback. He is the only quarterback in school history to win his first 13 career starts, and one of only three Power 5 quarterbacks to win each of their first 13 career starts since 2010 (Cam Newton and Jameis Winston).

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