Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 12/27/12
Michigan State and Texas Christian University each ranked in the Top 15 early this season, and both had definite BCS bowl possibilities. But the Horned Frogs (7-5) lost their quarterback four games into the season, and the Spartans (6-6) lost five games by a total of 13 points. And so they will meet at 10:15 p.m. Friday in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. It could be titled the Home Alone Bowl. Each school went 0-4 in conference home games during disappointing seasons in the Big Ten (3-5, fourth in Legends Division) and Big 12 (4-5, tied for fifth). Both teams are looking to regain some respect, and the Spartans are playing to avoid a losing season. We're going to live on this game for the next eight months, MSU coach Mark Dantonio said at a recent press conference. There's no question about that. We saw how it went last year with the Outback Bowl. We also have seen how it's gone in the past when we haven't done so well in the bowl game. Spartans linebacker Denicos Al...
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