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Freshman QB Helps Michigan State Win Bowl Game

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Like rolling dice in Vegas.

Michigan State turns to a freshman QB with six career attempts to win its bowl game, and he does
By Frank Schwab

Against Central Michigan on Sept. 8, Michigan State redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Cook completed 5-of-6 passes for 47 yards and an interception in a blowout win. Those were the only passes he threw all regular season.

With Michigan State trailing 16-14 with a little more than three minutes remaining in its bowl game against TCU, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio let the kid with practically no college experience lead his team to a victory.

Cook wasn’t great on the game-winning drive, but he did enough to get the team into field-goal range. Then kicker Dan Conroy, just 22-of-31 during the regular season, nailed a 47-yarder with 1:01 left and Michigan State held on to win the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl 17-16.

Michigan State wanted to get Cook some playing time in the bowl, but giving him that final drive with the game on the line was going to turn into the bravest or most foolish decision of the bowl season.

Read more at Yahoo Sports.

Coach Dantonio would have some explaining to do if the Spartans would of lost the game.

What do you think, the right call putting in a freshman behind at he end of the game?

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