Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Preview

Date: December 29, 2012 10:15 PM ET
Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
Payout: $3,350,000 per team
Played: 1989-present
Former Names: Copper Bowl (1989-1996), Bowl (1997-2001)
Broadcasters: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge
Sideline Reporter: Holly Rowe

TCU: The Big 12 proved a bit more challenging than the Mountain West for the Horned Frogs. In 7 seasons in the Mountain West, TCU totaled 11 or more wins 6 times. A win against Michigan State will be the school's eighth of the year and its third consecutive bowl game victory. Texas Christian was eighteenth in total defense in the nation, despite not winning a single home conference game.

Michigan State: The Spartans lost 5 Big Ten games by a combined 13 points, going 4-1 on the road and 1-4 at home. Running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 1,648 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Spartans are fourth in the country in total defense. Michigan State is making its sixth consecutive bowl appearance. The Spartans won their only previous meeting with the Horned Frogs in 1953.

Texas Christian Michigan State
Overall Record 7-5 Overall Record 6-6
Conference Record 4-5 Conference Record 3-5
Bowl Record 13-14-1 Bowl Record 8-14
Last Bowl Win 2011 Poinsettia Last Bowl Win 2012 Outback

All Time Series: 1-0 Michigan State
Line: Texas Christian by 2.5

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