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Cali-bound: MSU to face Washington State in Holiday Bowl

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MSU could get win No. 10 in San Diego

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For the first time since the Rose Bowl victory, Michigan State is California-bound.

The Spartans will take on Washington State (9-3) in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. ET. This news is according to Brett McMurphy, who has been raining bowl leaks all day today.

The Spartans last played Washington State in 1977, losing 23-21 in a game I’m certain this year’s team hasn’t forgotten. Overall, the Spartans own a 5-2 series lead.

Should the Spartans win, it will be Mark Dantonio’s 100th win as leader of the Spartans.

Now, the news of a Holiday Bowl can be a downer to some people, especially since it’s not the Outback or Citrus Bowl, which is in realistic driving range. If flying to San Diego isn’t your speed, use that sweet cash you would’ve spent on a Florida bowl for a sweet TV or tickets to home games next year. It’s a loaded schedule in 2018.

I find it hard to get upset about this bowl bid, especially after a 3-9 season. The Holiday Bowl is a solid bowl, and Washington State will be a fun matchup for our young Spartans.

College Football Playoff

After 35 minutes of stalling, acting like USC has a remote shot and listening to Jesse Palmer say he watches film roughly 1,400 times, ESPN announced the final four pairings.

No. 1 Clemson will take on No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Hey, did you hear that Alabama has one loss but didn’t make their conference title game? No one talked about that.

We’ve also got Oklahoma vs. Georgia in the Rose Bowl for the No. 2 vs. 3 matchup. I have no smarmy comment for that — both games should be great.

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