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It’s New Year’s Day, and that means it’s all about Big Ten bowl games. There’s a total of four Big Ten games today, culminating with the Rose Bowl Game, the Granddaddy of them All.
So many storylines dominated the Cotton Bowl matchup. Michigan State was making its first playoff appearance coming off a Big Ten title. Alabama was here last year, getting upset as the No. 1 seed by Ohio State, which went on to win the championship. Protégé (Mark Dantonio) was trying to beat mentor (Nick Saban). On it went.
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There are dedicated Michigan State fans all over the world.
We scooped up our favorite photos from Thursday’s Cotton Bowl game between Michigan State and Alabama. Take a look in this post and make sure you follow us on Instagram, too.
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(AP) Jake Coker played the game of his career, hooking up with Calvin Ridley for two touchdowns, as the second-ranked Crimson Tide aired it out to beat No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 Thursday night and advance to the national championship game.
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Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft.
BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart talked to some assistant football coaches who took on Alabama this season to get an insider’s scouting report on the Crimson Tide offense and defense ahead of Michigan State’s game in the Cotton Bowl. Here’s what those coaches told our senior writer.