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Let’s go bowling and look at MSU football bowl projections

Come on, you know you want to

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Grab your shoes, grab your bag and grab your buddies, BECAUSE WE’RE GOING BOWLING!

You know what else? Grab your guitar. Or your Yankees winter hat. Or your Bloomin’ Onion. Or whatever San Diego is known for. Because our Spartans could be in a bowl game where any of those are relevant.

Let’s take a gander at different bowl projections.

NCAA Football: Indiana at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

SBNation: Jason Kirk of SBNation has the Spartans playing in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego against Arizona. It would be MSU’s first bowl game in California since the 2014 Rose Bowl — also known as the Poor Man’s Holiday Bowl.

CBS Sports: Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has the Spartans in the Outback Bowl against Coach O and the LSU Tigers. We all know what happened last time the Outback Bowl saw the Spartans come to town.

ESPN: David Hale of ESPN also has the Spartans slated against LSU, but in the Music City Bowl in Nashville.

Kyle Bonagura also has MSU vs. LSU, but in the Outback Bowl.

Sports Illustrated: This is the WTF one. Pinstripe Bowl against Georgia Tech. With Penn State and the JV team in Ann Arbor being slated for the Citrus and Outback Bowls, respectively. I don’t really get this one unless we drop one of our next two.

Me, who will now wing his guess: I’m really feeling Citrus Bowl against Mississippi State. I think both Ohio State and Wisconsin make New Years Six bowls, leaving MSU -- the third best Big Ten team — to take a Florida bowl game.

If MSU wins out I really can’t see them being shut out of Florida unless something wonky happens with Ohio State in the final weeks.


Where do you think MSU will go bowling?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Outback Bowl
    (497 votes)
  • 28%
    Citrus Bowl
    (264 votes)
  • 3%
    Music City Bowl
    (33 votes)
  • 9%
    Holiday Bowl
    (86 votes)
  • 3%
    Pinstripe Bowl
    (29 votes)
  • 1%
    (18 votes)
927 votes total Vote Now