December 28th, 2017

Tonight’s showdown between the Spartans and Cougars marks the first bowl game of the year between two ranked teams, and it’s set up to be an evenly-matched battle. Both teams rank in the top 15 in total defense and have been solid across the board on that side of the ball most of the season with some lapses sprinkled in. Offensively, MSU and WSU are very different teams, but both units did enough to help their teams to 9-3 overall records entering the first-ever bowl game between the two programs.

Source: Spartan Tailgate