Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan State Spartans (6-6) and TCU Horned Frogs (7-5)
Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. CT
ESPN – Tempe, AZ
Player Swag Bag: Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack
Michigan State’s Season – This year was a disappointment for Mark Dantonio’s Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans were expected to compete for a Conference title but finished the season with a 6-6 record including going 3-5 in the B1G. A bright spot was Le’Veon Bell who averaged 137.3 yards per game. Experts predict there is a 83% chance Le’Veon Bell hurdles a Horned Frog in Tempe. The Spartan Defense allowed just 16.33 points per game, 10th in the country. The defense is lead by DE William Gholston who finished the regular season with 50 tackles, 12 for a loss, and 3.5 sacks.
TCU’s Season – The Horned Frogs went 7-5 for the season and 4-5 in their first season in the Big 12. QB Trevone Boykin became the starter midway through the season but has shown the ability to break big plays in the clutch. On defense watch true freshman Devonte Fields. Fields led the Big 12 in tackles for a loss (17.5) and was second in sacks (9) if he can stop Bell the Horned Frogs will go home happy.
The Game – TCU is favored by 3 points. This game should be a defensive battle. Michigan State was forth in the nation in total defense and TCU had the best defense in the Big 12 this year. Whichever offense (Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell or TCU’s Trevone Boykin) can decipher a way to unlock the opposing team’s defense should win the game.
Michigan State 21 TCU 13