Michigan State still had a chance to earn a share of the Big Ten Legends Division title entering today’s games.
Those title hopes ended with Michigan rallying to beat Northwestern in overtime this afternoon. MSU needed both Nebraska and Michigan to lose today to still have a chance.
Despite that, next week’s contest against Northwestern will be important for bowl positioning for the Spartans. The Wildcats are 7-3 (3-3 Big Ten) and already have a bowl bid locked up, but could earn a trip to the Gator Bowl over MSU with a victory next week. If MSU (5-5, 2-4) wins it takes care of being bowl eligible and likely earns the edge over Northwestern for the Gator Bowl.
If not the Gator Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl could be a potential destination for either MSU or Northwestern.
For those of you who saw Northwestern play today, what are your early thoughts on next week’s game?
Also the MSU-Northwestern game will be televised by ESPN2 at noon next Saturday.