EAST LANSING (WKZO) – Assignments for many of the Bowl games have now been made now that Conference Championships have been played.
Michigan State jumped 6 spots in the BCS ratings to #4 after the win over Ohio State Saturday. They will take on #5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl New Years day. Head Spartan Mark Dantonio says it was their goal all year.
Ohio State will play Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
Despite going 7 and 5 the Wolverines will go 'bowling', against Kansas State on December 28th in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Florida State and Auburn will play in the BCS Championship game on January 6th.
INDIANAPOLIS (WKZO) -- Michigan State’s upset win over Ohio State has earned them a berth in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day and will likely mean the Auburn Tigers will take on the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles for the BCS National Championship.
That game will also be played in the Rose Bowl on January 6th.
The 'Noles knocked off number-20 Duke 45-7 to win the ACC Championship and move to 13-and-0. Auburn won the SEC title game 59-42 over fifth-ranked Missouri.
The Tigers are expected to jump to number-two because the Ohio State Buckeyes fell 34-24 to the 10th ranked Spartans in the Big Ten Championship Game.
They say offense wins games but defense wins championships and that was the story at Lucas Oil Stadium, as the Spartan's #1-ranked defense bent but didn’t break and held the Buckeyes scoreless in the final quarter and a half.
The Spartans will face seventh-ranked Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl on New Year's Day after the Cardinals blasted 11th-ranked Arizona State 38-14 in the Pac-12 title game.