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Teams: Michigan State vs. TCU
When: Dec. 29 at 10:15 p.m. ET
Over the past decade, Michigan State and TCU have been two of the most underrated programs in the nation. This year, however, neither team lived up to expectations.
The Horned Frogs had been rewarded with a couple of BCS games for their play in recent years, but the current squad is not as skilled as past versions. They were exposed in Big 12 play, as they were only able to finish with a 4-5 conference record, including four home losses.
Similarly, Michigan State collapsed in conference play, winning only three of eight games in the Big Ten.
The Spartans' offense has been simply embarrassing at times this year. Although Le'Veon Bell is a powerful running back that can rack up plenty of yards, he often needs over 30 carries to have a big day.
Both teams were ranked heading into the season. Unfortunately, we now know that neither squad is among the best in the country.
This game will not be as entertaining as it seems at first glance.