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Stanford Defense Preview: Breaking Ball

Chase Thomas eyes UCLA's QB (USA Today Sports)

Montee Ball and Wisconsin's running game ran wild in the Big Ten conference title game. The Badgers will need that kind of protection and production from Ball and Co. again if it wants to get the best of a very good Stanford defense in the 99th Rose Bowl.

MADISON - In the first opportunity to sit down and watch film of No.8 Stanford, offensive coordinator Matt Canada told senior tailback Montee Ball that he was going to have to "run through some people" and "break some tackles" in this game if Wisconsin wants to have an opportunity to win. Ball's eyes didn't light up. He expects to that every game. "It's the reason why I came back – to lead...

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