College football bowl games on Thursday (other than national semifinal Rose and Sugar bowls):
Time: 9 a.m. PST. Location: Tampa, Fla. TV:
The buzz: The Badgers enter the postseason wounded and in transition after getting blown out, 59-0, by
Time: 9:30 a.m. PST Location: Arlington,
The buzz: Michigan State's only losses were to teams in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The Spartans fell to Oregon, 46-27, and Ohio State, 49-37. Quarterback Connor Cook has passed for 2,900 yards and 22 touchdowns. Tailback Jeremy Langford has rushed for 1,360 yards and 19 touchdowns. Michigan State ranks No. 7 nationally in scoring (43.1 points per game), pairing well with a stout defense ranked No. 15 in points surrendered per game (19.9). Baylor has been haunted by a 41-27 loss at
Time: 10 a.m. Location: Orlando, Fla. TV: Channel 7.