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The ultimate goal of all Pac-12 teams is to play in the Rose Bowl game, and No. 6 Stanford (11-2, 8-1) should be pretty happy it's playing on January 1 in Pasadena in the "Granddaddy of them All."
Stanford's opponent is Wisconsin (8-5,4-4), and while that appears to be somewhat of a letdown, let us not forget that the Badgers scored 62 points on Indiana and 70 points on Nebraska.
The Rose Bowl will be a sea of red since both teams' colors are cardinal red and white, and that bodes well for the Stanford Cardinal—Stanford fans don't travel very well, but the team will feel like it's playing a home game since it'll be hard to distinguish between the red-clad fans in the stadium.
Stanford hasn't played in the Rose Bowl game since January 1, 2000.