College Basketball Predictions: Nebraska vs. Michigan State 12/3/17

NCAA Football Michigan at Michigan State

Asked Sunday about his 9-3 team being passed over by the Outback Bowl for an 8-4 Michigan, Dantonio replied: "I just look at it as an opportunity to play in the Holiday Bowl right now".

Third-ranked Michigan State never trailed in rolling to an 86-57 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten opener for both schools Sunday afternoon.

The Spartans, of course, ended up in the Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 in San Diego, instead of playing in Tampa, Florida, on January 1.

But because Wisconsin landed in the Orange Bowl, the Big Ten could not fill the Citrus Bowl, Michigan State's long-projected destination. "It is a first-class event and the staff treated us exceptionally well last season".

Following the announcement, Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio seemed a bit salty that the Wolverines were selected for a New Year's Day game over his team. Miles Bridgers is putting up 15 points and 6.7 rebounds per game to lead the team while Cassius Winston is adding 12.9 points and 7.4 assists per game.

A year ago, the Cougars lost to Minnesota 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl.

Johnson has only exchanged text messages with Leach since reports emerged Thursday about the possibility of WSU's coach leaving. Fans may also call the Cougar Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-COUGS starting at 9 a.m., Monday morning. Today's game takes place from the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Michigan and will air live on FS1.