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Rose Bowl notes: Freshman's pick-six helped turn game into a rout

Rose Bowl notes: Freshman's pick-six helped turn game into a rout

As lopsided as the final score was in Friday's Rose Bowl, there was a point late in the first quarter of Stanford's 45-16 victory over Iowa where it appeared the Hawkeyes might actually make a game of it.

Stanford had taken a 14-0 lead, but Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard converted a pair of third-down plays to move into Cardinal territory, the first on a seven-yard pass to Jacob Hillyer as the quarterback got crushed by blitzing Stanford linebacker Kevin Anderson and the second on a 14-yard scramble for a first down.

But on a third-and-three from the Cardinal 36-yard line, Beathard attempted a long out pass toward the right...

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