Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was 3-0 in his head coaching career in the Rose Bowl.
He will now get the chance to bump that record to 4-0, taking over following Bret Bielema's departure for Arkansas, and getting paid to do so.
Not much hype is surrounding this game, especially since Wisconsin had five regular-season losses and only earned their berth because of Ohio State and Penn State's postseason bans.
But this is going to be a good old-fashioned slugfest.
Stanford bullied the rest of the Pac-12 with a fierce defense and great rushing game while breaking in a couple of quarterbacks to find a good fit.
Wisconsin finished 13th in the nation in total defense and features the nation's third-leading rusher in Doak Walker Award winner Montee Ball.
Both teams feature excellent linebackers, and with guys like Shayne Skov, Mike Taylor, Chase Thomas and Chris Borland all on the field, you are going to see some bone-crushing, earth-shattering hits.
If you enjoy spread football and tons of passing, skip this one, but if you feel like smash-mouth football is going the way of the dodo, this one is for you.