Oregon beat Michigan State 7-6 in the Redbox Bowl. Five thoughts and analysis of the win, and what it all means.
5. What the (bleep) was that?!
In case you haven’t seen Michigan State football this season, welcome to it.
This is what it is.
The Spartans put together one of the best seasons by any run defense not named Alabama in over the last decade, and the team managed to find ways to win just enough to get into a bowl game, but …
Offense was optional for the Spartans.
It was one of the nation’s worst teams at converting on third downs, the offense was 116th in the nation, and the ground game was absent from the start.
All the MSU had to do was ANYTHING on one of the final late drives to get into better field goal range, and Cody White needed to come up with a fourth down catch to keep the game alive.
But nope. The defense did its job by holding Oregon to 206 yards and one touchdown, and the offense failed with …
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