Boxscore
Michigan State 17, Texas Christian 16
Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:15 PM
Location - Sun Devil Stadium
Attendance - 44617

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Texas Christian 7 6 0 3 16
Michigan State 0 0 7 10 17

Recap


Michigan State 17, TCU 16: Dan Conroy kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 to play to give the Spartans the win in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.

Michigan State rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit to take a 14-13 lead on a 4-yard run by Le'Veon Bell midway through the fourth quarter before TCU reclaimed the lead on a 53-yard field goal by Jaden Oberkrom with 2:42 to play.

The Spartans, who lost five games by a combined 12 points this season, marched 45 yards on eight plays led by backup quarterback Connor Cook to position Conroy for the game-winning kick. Bell rebounded from a poor first half to rush for 145 yards, surpassing the century mark for the eight time this season.

TCU (7-6) dominated the first half, outgaining Michigan State 203-76. Matthew Tucker opened the scoring by taking a handoff from the slot on a third-and-goal from the 4-yard line to give TCU a 7-0 lead with 5:45 left in the first quarter. The Horned Frogs extended their lead with field goals of 47 and 31 yards by Oberkrom on their first two possessions of the second quarter.

The Spartans (7-6) got on the board on a 15-yard scoring pass from Cook to Aaron Burbridge. The extra point cut the deficit to 13-7 with 34 seconds left in the third quarter. Michigan State got a break when TCU's Skye Dawson couldn't catch a punt deep in his territory and RJ Williamson recovered the loose ball at the 4-yard line. Bell scored two plays later to give the Spartans a 14-13 lead with 7:00 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: TCU QB Trevone Boykin was 13-for-29 passing for 201 yards. He also rushed for 37 yards. ... The Big 12 slipped to 4-2 in bowl games and teams from Texas are 5-1. ... TCU's Josh Boyce set a school record with his 66th reception of the season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:45
Texas Christian   TD  Michigan State 0 - Texas Christian 7
2nd Quarter - 13:25
Texas Christian   FG  Michigan State 0 - Texas Christian 10
2nd Quarter - 8:18
Texas Christian   FG  Michigan State 0 - Texas Christian 13
3rd Quarter - 0:34
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 7 - Texas Christian 13
4th Quarter - 7:00
Michigan State   TD  Michigan State 14 - Texas Christian 13
4th Quarter - 2:42
Texas Christian   FG  Michigan State 14 - Texas Christian 16
4th Quarter - 1:01
Michigan State   FG  Michigan State 17 - Texas Christian 16
TEAMS

Team Records

  Texas Christian Michigan State
W/L 7 - 6 - 0 7 - 6 - 0
Conference 4 - 5 - 0 3 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Texas Christian Michigan State
Score 16 17
First Downs 13 13
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
6-for-18
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 288 227
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-87 42-123
Average/Rush 2.9 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 13-29 11-27
Passing Yards 201 104
Average/Pass Play 6.1 3.5
Penalties-Yards 5-39 7-72
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 26:57 33:03

PLAYER STATS

Texas Christian (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boykin 13/29 201 0 1
Michigan State (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cook 4/11 47 1 0
L. Bell 1/1 29 0 0
A. Maxwell 6/15 28 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Boykin 13 37 2.8 0
M. Tucker 8 28 3.5 1
B. Catalon 7 20 2.9 0
S. Dawson 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Bell 32 145 4.5 1
C. Cook 3 0 0.0 0
N. Hill 1 -1 -1.0 0
A. Maxwell 5 -19 -3.8 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Boyce 5 91 18.2 0
K. Listenbee 1 59 59.0 0
L. Brown 2 34 17.0 0
B. Carter 2 11 5.5 0
C. White 1 6 6.0 0
M. Tucker 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Hammock 1 29 29.0 0
D. Sims 3 24 8.0 0
A. Burbridge 3 22 7.3 1
L. Bell 2 13 6.5 0
T. Lippett 1 12 12.0 0
K. Mumphery 1 4 4.0 0