Offense was hard to come by in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday evening. Michigan State leaned on the reliable Le'Veon Bell and seasoned kicker Dan Conroy to emerge as the champion of the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, as the Spartans beat the TCU Horned Frogs 17-16 in a defensive tug of war.
For the second straight year, Conroy's leg was the difference in a Michigan State bowl win. His 47-yard field goal with just over a minute left was the game-winner. After the 2011 season, his 28-yarder in the third overtime beat Georgia, 33-30, in the Outback Bowl.
Both the Horned Frogs and the Spartans ended the 2012 season with 7-6 records, but Michigan State will have a little better taste in its mouth going into spring practice.
Let's see how the Spartans and Horned Frogs graded out after the game.