Tonight at 10:15 pm, Michigan State takes on TCU in the Just A Little Bit Above Average Restaurant Bowl Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on ESPN in their last game of the season. Let’s do our final preview of the year.
Know The Opponent
This year, TCU went 7-5, but 3-5 after starting 4-0 (probably because the strength of their opponents increased). They were a very similar team to MSU, with the 64th overall offense and the 18th overall total defense in the FBS. The Horned Frogs came into the season with Casey Pachall as their starting QB, but had to go with Trevone Boykin once Pachall was suspended for the rest of the year, and Boykin stepped it up. Boykin finished the year with 1,583 yards and a 58.3% completion rate. But no matter how you look at it, the leading cause for TCU’s success this season is their defense. Their best win (against Texas) was 20-13, showing how much defense can do for them.
Keys To The Game
Le’Veon Bell- I usually make a statement about what the Spartans need to do, but Le’Veon Bell. That’s it. You get Bell to take over the game, you win.
Stay strong on defense- This will be the battle of the defenses, and the strong will survive (The Darwinism Bowl, eh? I’ll show myself out…). Narduzzi hopefully helped the Spartans stay conditioned over the break as the defense who will be the strongest at the end will be the victors.
Buffalo Wild Wings Eating Contest? Spartans need to follow suit- Earlier in the week, the Spartans crushed TCU in a wing-eating contest. If they continue the trend, they’ll crush in the bowl game.
MSU wins 20-17. When it comes down to it, both defenses stay tough, but Le’Veon Bell makes the difference, propelling the Spartans to victory.
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