BY THE NUMBERS

1 Stanford's national rank in sacks (4.3) and tackles-for-loss (9.2) per game.

2 Wins by Wisconsin in games decided by a touchdown or less.

3 Consecutive Rose Bowl appearances for Wisconsin, one behind the Big Ten record held by Ohio State.

5 Losses by Wisconsin this season, most ever for a Rose Bowl participant.

7 Wins by Stanford in games decided by a touchdown or less.

9 Points scored by Stanford in its last Rose Bowl appearance, in January 2000. (Its opponent, Wisconsin, scored 17.)

11 Stanford regular-season victories, for the third year in a row.

87.7

Rushing yards allowed (per game) by Stanford's defense, third-stingiest in the nation.

237.8 Rushing yards (per game) for Wisconsin's offense, No. 12 in the nation.