Michigan State edges TCU 17-16 in BWW Bowl

Michigan State edges TCU 17-16 in BWW Bowl
December 30, 2012, 1:55 am
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TCU's Matthew Tucker (29) carries the ball during the first quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game against Michigan State at Sun Devil Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, )

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Dan Conroy kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 left, Le'Veon Bell ran for 145 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Michigan State rallied to beat Texas Christian 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday night.

Michigan State (7-6) labored through the first half before going on the longest drive in the school's bowl history, a 90-yard march capped by freshman Connor Cook's 15-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Burbridge in the third quarter. The Spartans recovered a muffed punt by TCU's Skye Dawson at the 4-yard line midway through the fourth quarter and Bell scored two plays later by racing around left end for a 14-13 lead.

TCU (7-6) rallied to set up Jaden Overkrom for a 53-yard field goal with 2:42 left, but left Conroy too much time for his second straight postseason game-winner after beating Georgia with a 28-yard kick in the third overtime of last year's Outback Bowl.