This might be hard to believe, but heading into the fourth quarter of Saturday's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, LeVeon Bell was Michigan States leading passer.
Bell, the Big Tens leading rusher, completed his first collegiate pass to fullback TyQuan Hammock for 29 yards. Hammock had been a middle linebacker until this game, but the Spartans were just sort of making things up as they went along in this one.
State would come back from a 13-0 deficit for a 17-16 win over TCU, capped by a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 remaining by Dan Conroy who set a school single-season record with his 23rd field goal. Conroy was lifted like a trophy by offensive tackle Skyler Burkland.
But the final score wasnt the biggest thing to come out of Saturday nights victory. A full-blown quarterback controversy got whipped up in Tempe, Ariz.
Andrew Maxwell, the starter all season as a junior, passed for just 28 yards in the first half and never completed a pass after half time.
Connor Cook, a redshirt freshm...