The Michigan State Spartans are one game away from a Big Ten Championship and a College Football Playoff berth. The Spartans are 11-1, and win or lose against Iowa, MSU seems destined for a New Year's Six Bowl game. With that in mind, here Michigan State's 3 Most Likely Bowl Destinations This Year:
Rose Bowl (Big Ten vs. Pac-12)
Friday, January 1, 5:00 pm ET
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
If Michigan State fails to beat Iowa, they'll still likely play in one of the New Year's Six Bowls. The Rose Bowl is one of the two options, and the least likely. That's because "The Granddaddy of Them All" will likely take Ohio State for the ratings and ticket sales. However, MSU could still end up playing in the Rose Bowl, which isn't a bad consolation prize.
Fiesta Bowl (At-Large vs. At-Large)
Friday, January 1, 1:00 pm ET
Univ. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
If MSU fails to make it to the College Football Playoff, the Fiesta Bowl is their likely landing spot. There is a scenario in which Michigan State fails to snag a New Year's Six Bowl, but it seems more likely that the Big Ten will have three teams in those bowls. If MSU plays in Glendale, it could face Notre Dame.
Capital One Orange Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
Thursday, December 31, 4:00 pm ET or 8:00 pm ET
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
If Michigan State beats Iowa, this will likely be their landing spot. While the Spartans could jump Oklahoma and end up playing in the Cotton Bowl, the Orange Bowl seems like the Big Ten Champions' landing spot. If that happens, Michigan State will likely play Clemson in the playoff semifinal.Back to the Michigan State Spartans Newsfeed