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Capital One Bowl Morning Thread

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A few things.  Around 1:25 in the morning, the fire alarm rang at the Peabody, the MSU team hotel.  The building wasn't evacuated but the alarm and the "all clear" announcements (all 4 of them!) certainly woke everyone up.  It'd be nice to blame the disruption on a devious Alabama fan, but there are significant brush fires in the Orlando area, and apparently some of the ambient smoke made its way into the fire alarm system.  C'est la vie.

Second, in case you've missed our previews: Pete's 3-part review of Alabama's season is here, here, and here, and my preview of the game is here.

Third, here's today's full bowl schedule:

TicketCity Bowl

Northwestern vs. Texas Tech

Dallas, Cotton Bowl

Noon (ET)


Outback Bowl

Penn State vs. Florida

Tampa, Raymond James Stadium

1 PM


Capital One Bowl

Michigan State vs. Alabama

Orlando, Citrus Bowl Stadium

1 PM


Gator Bowl

Michigan vs. Mississippi State

Jacksonville, Municipal Stadium

1:30 PM


Rose Bowl

Wisconsin vs. TCU

Pasadena, Rose Bowl

5 PM


Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma vs. UConn

Glendale, AZ, U. of Phoenix Stadium

8:30 PM



Finally, MSU is the underdog today, and understandably so.  But let's not forget what this team is capable of:

Today's the day.  GO GREEN.