Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
Le’Veon Bell ran for 107 of his 145 yards in the second half and helped set up Dan Conroy for a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 left, sending TCU to a 17-16 loss to Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Saturday night.
After finishing the 2011 season with a 33-30 triple-overtime win over Georgia in the Outback Bowl, Michigan State was considered a serious contender for a Big Ten title in 2012, thanks in large part to a hellacious defense.
The Spartans had the nation’s fourth-best defense and were 10th in scoring, while the Horned Frogs were 10th against the run.
Both TCU and Michigan State are trying to build momentum for next season after limping down the stretch in 2012.
There’s almost nothing normal about playing a postseason college football game in late December.
There might not be anything wild going on at the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.