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Predictions 101 — Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Gary Patterson AP

Michigan State vs. TCU
Sat., Dec. 29 — 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Tempe, Ariz. — Sun Devil Stadium

This one is tough, kinda like deciding between the “Jammin’ Jalapeno” and the “Mango Habanero” at B-Dubs. You know, same, but different.

Both teams depend on their defense, rely on the running game and aren’t comfortable in their own yard.

Scouer all 35 bowl games and you won’t find an odder factoid than this: Michigan State (6-6) and TCU (7-5) combined for a grand total of zero conference victories at home this season.

Hip hip hooray for the neutral site!

As has become their custom, each squad needs to grind it out on the ground and control the clock to be successful.

Junior running back Le’Veon Bell would appear to give the Spartans the upper hand in that regard, but don’t sell the Horned Frogs short. Their efforts as a team haven’t been consistent, but the extra time to prepare figures to be of bigger benefit to youthful TCU.

We’ve decided on the Frogs … and the jalapeno sauce for our next set of wings.

Opening point spread: TCU by 1

The pick: TCU 24-19

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4 Responses to “Predictions 101 — Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl”
  1. kiopta1 says: Dec 5, 2012 1:51 PM

    How far MSU has fallin this season.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 5, 2012 1:57 PM

    John: I did not know this…

    ” Michigan State (6-6) and TCU (7-5) combined for a grand total of zero conference victories at home this season.” ugh.

    Well, this may get as equal as it can be.

    I will go with TCU as well, but don’t quite know why…TCU 24-21, but realistically could flip the other way.

  3. beedubyatoo says: Dec 5, 2012 2:33 PM

    I don’t think either team will score 24 or 21 om the other. Over/under on this dog should be no more than 25.

  4. huffdaddyco says: Dec 6, 2012 9:03 AM

    As a Spartan fan, I agree that TCU probably takes this game. MSU has been wildly inconsistent this year and the whole season has been a remarkable disappointment. I frankly can’t see the Spartans getting up for this game.

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