2000 Rose Bowl
presented by AT&T
86th Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford University 0 9 0 0 9
University of Wisconsin–Madison 0 3 7 7 17
Date January 1, 2000
Season 1999
Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium
Location Pasadena, California
MVP Ron Dayne (Wisconsin RB)
National anthem Stanford Band
Referee Dennis Hennigan (Big East)
Halftime show University of Wisconsin Marching Band, Stanford Band
Attendance 93,731
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers: Keith Jackson, Dan Fouts
Rose Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2000. It was the 86th Rose Bowl game and was played on January 1, 2000 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. The game featured the Wisconsin Badgers defeating the Stanford Cardinal by a score of 17-9. Ron Dayne, the Wisconsin running back, was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game for the second consecutive year.[1]


Wisconsin BadgersEdit

Wisconsin entered the game as the sole champions of the Big Ten Conference, their first untied conference championship season since 1962 when they played in the 1963 Rose Bowl, although they had been conference co-champions in 1993 and 1998, appearing in the 1994 and 1999 Rose Bowls. The Wisconsin offense featured a powerful running game with 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne at running back.

Stanford CardinalEdit

Stanford entered the game as the champions of the Pacific-10 Conference. It was their first conference championship season since 1971 and their first Rose Bowl since 1972.

Game summaryEdit


First quarterEdit

  • No Score

Second quarterEdit

  • Stanford – Mike Biselli 28-yard field goal 2 13:26 3-0
  • Wisconsin – Pisetsky 31-yard field goal 2 9:19 3-3
  • Stanford – K. Carter 1-yard run (run failed) 2 2:03 9-3

Third quarterEdit

  • Wisconsin – Ron Dayne 4-yard run (Pisetsky kick) 3 12:57 9-10

Fourth quarterEdit

  • Wisconsin – Bollinger 1-yard run (Pisetsky kick) 4 7:22 9-17


Ron Dayne was named the Rose Bowl MVP for the second time (the first time being the 1999 Rose Bowl), becoming only the third player in the history of the Rose Bowl to repeat as MVP. To this day, he is the only player from a Big Ten Conference team to accomplish this feat: Bob Schloredt of the Washington Huskies (AAWU) was the first, Charles White of USC (Pac-10) was the second, and Vince Young of the Texas Longhorns (Big 12) has subsequently become the fourth.

The two teams would go on to face off again exactly thirteen years later in the 2013 Rose Bowl, with Barry Alvarez returning to serve as interim head coach for Wisconsin, but this time, Stanford would win 20-14.

Cultural referencesEdit

  • In the Futurama episode, Jurassic Bark, The (incorrectly inversed) 2nd quarter score is briefly shown on Fry's parents' television, while Fry's mother wears a cheese head.
  • In the Futurama episode "The Luck of the Fryrish", Fry's mother mentions the day Wisconsin won the Rose Bowl 17-9 in reference to the day Fry disappeared.


  1. 2008 Rose Bowl Program, 2008 Rose Bowl. Accessed January 26, 2008.

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