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Bell one of best in Big Ten bowl season, looking to 2013

The Big Ten football season is officially over after five teams were in action on New Year’s Day.

MSU has one of the Big Ten’s two bowl victories this season with its triumph over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The other went to Northwestern, which knocked off Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl.

ESPN handed out its helmet stickers for individual performances in bowls earlier today and MSU junior RB Le’Veon Bell was one of the recipients after he ran for 145 yards and a touchdown and completed a pass for 29 yards. Others listed included Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead, Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon, Minnesota’s Michael Carter and the entire Northwestern secondary.

Was Bell’s the best of that bunch? You can vote here.

And looking ahead, how do you see the Spartans faring in the Big Ten and Legends Division next season? Ohio State will be bowl eligible again and likely perceived as the team to beat in the conference, but who is after that and who should be favored in the Legends?

MSU figures to have another dominant defense again, but could loseĀ  defensive end Will Gholston as well as Bell (reports indicate he’s talking to agents) and Dion Sims to the NFL draft. Thoughts?

In NFL news, Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced this afternoon that former Spartan Jerel Worthy is done for the season because of a knee injury. Worthy sent out this tweet this afternoon.

@I_AM_Worthy99 : Thanks Packer fans for all your thoughts and prayers. I will bounce back from this and be better then ever! Go Pack Go!”

Worthy was carted off the field with the knee injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

In recruiting, MSU target Tyler Boyd of Clairton, Pa., is slated to make his announcement during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday. Boyd is also considering Pitt and West Virginia. Boyd is rated the No. 60 prospect nationally by Rivals.com.

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14 Responses to Bell one of best in Big Ten bowl season, looking to 2013

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Congrats to Bell, I see us as cofavorites to take the Legends next year with Nebraska. I like our chances with the new mobile QB that will be unveilled in August.

  2. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Dantonio goin’ home
    And when he wanna go home
    Hes goin’ mobile
    Well, he is gonna find a home
    ON WHEELS, see how it feels
    Goin’ mobile
    Keep the QB movin’

    He can pull up by the curb
    He can win games on the road
    Goin’ mobile
    He can stop by Kirk Herbstreit
    Impressing people that he beats
    Goin’ mobile
    Keep the QB movin’

    Out in the Madison woods
    Or in Columbus city city
    It’s all the same to me
    When the QB is runnign free, the world’s my
    home
    When I’m mobile

    Hee, hoo!
    beep beep!

    Play the tape machine
    We could be 10 and 3
    When the QB is mobile
    Well I can beat the spread
    With only highway ahead
    When the QB is mobile
    Keep me movin’

    Keep Coach movin’
    Dantonio is Over 50
    Keep Coach groovin’
    Just a hippie gypsy

    Come on move now
    Movin’
    Keep Maxwell movin’, yeah

    I don’t care about cover 2 solutions
    Maxwell will be a well-conditioned gypsy
    That’s my solution
    Watch the CB and the Safety miss me
    I’m mobile
    Oooooh, yeah, hee!

    Mobile, mobile, mobile yeah

  3. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    As I indicated on the previous thread, there are 4/5 underclass RB’s making the plunge already. Personally, I think it’s a mistake for any of the 3 to go, but then I think of scholar-athletes as that in that order, not the semi-pro development league that say the SEC has turned into. I truly hope the law suite by the State of Penn. against the NCAA knocks the NCAA back to being a true governing body instead of the money grubbing group they have turned into.

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Go vote for Bell folks, he’s up by a % point as of this post

  5. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Cheese-It has a positive headline for his blog at least, I won’t read it, but at least the headline is positive. Somebody who has time to waste get back to us on whether it’s just positive headline.

  6. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Hey, folks, Cracker had a tape recorder running when somebody was asking Shawn Respert questions and typed them up. I mean the guy didn’t know who Gene Washington was so why would you expect him to know a Basketball player from the ’90′s.

    • avatar Devil with the blue dress on says:

      Anybody recognizable by face would have played for a financially lucrative program like Duke. Face time with Dickie V translates into endorsement millions.

    • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

      Heard it’s the radio guys showing pity on the Non-credentialed “columnist”.

  7. avatar Mr. Cresote. says:

    I know it is eleven months away, but the way Nebraska gave up 115 pts in their last two games, I like MSU’s chances. If they can keep the QB mobile!
    On another note, this MSU Hockey team couldn’t score in a dorm full of drunken girls.

    • avatar Devil with the blue dress on says:

      That’s awesome some baby!!

      • avatar Ghost of Biggie says:

        As I recall, you couldn’t score either no matter how much OPM you had.

        • avatar Mr. Cresote. says:

          Had my good days. Had my bad days. It evens out in the end. However this Hockey Team, Granted they lost their leading scorer from last year, But he was a DEFENSE MAN for goodness sake. When your leading scorer comes from the blue line, You have to rethink your offense. Watching these guys play is painful. No flow to their game. Just dump, chase and hope to get it.

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