Wonder what you would find if you frisked Orlando, Florida on New Years day?
Answer: My Michigan State Spartans will take on Alabama Crimson Tide!
Yahoo Sports reports:
When Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio suffered a mild heart attack in September, Nick Saban called his former assistant to wish him a speedy recovery.
The close friends will face each other for the first time when the No. 7 Spartans take on 15th-ranked Alabama in the Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla., on New Year’s Day.
Dantonio served as Saban’s assistant at Michigan State from 1995-99 until Saban left for LSU, and they have remained close through the years. Dantonio said his time as an assistant gave him the chance to coach the Spartans, and he credits Saban for making him part of the Michigan State program.
A share of its first conference championship in 20 years and a school record for wins didn’t help Michigan State (11-1) earn the program’s first BCS invitation, finishing behind fellow Big Ten champions Ohio State and Wisconsin.
The Spartans feel a matchup with the preseason No. 1 and 2009 national champion Crimson Tide will be a good measuring stick in determining if they were worthy of competing at that level.
This is an epic matchup for Michigan State! Although the Spartans should be playing in the Rose Bowl this year, this game will truly be a great game.
I will post updates on here and on my Twitter account.
*UPDATE* – January 1, 2011 – 1:18 PM.
Alabama scored the first points of the game. Ingram rushed to the right for 1 yard touchdown… Lame.
- Alabama: 7 – Michigan State: 0 with 8:20 remaining in the first quarter.
*UPDATE* – January 1, 2011 – 1:45 PM.
After Kirk Cousins threw an interception near the red zone, Alabama marched down the field and Richardson rushed to the right for 8 yard touchdown.
- Alabama: 14 – Michigan State: 0 with 14:33 remaining in the second quarter.
*UPDATE* – January 1, 2011 – 2:12 PM.
Michigan State is shooting themselves in the foot. Ingram rushed to the left for 6 yard touchdown.
- Alabama: 21 – Michigan State: 0 with 6:46 remaining in the second quarter.
*UPDATE* – January 1, 2011 – 2:24 PM.
At this point, Michigan State will need an enormous miracle if they want to win this football game. Julio Jones rushed to the right for 35 yard touchdown.
- Alabama: 28 – Michigan State: 0 with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter.
*UPDATE* – January 1, 2011 – 3:04 PM.
Please stop scoring Alabama, because I am sick and tired of updating this blog post with Alabama scoring updates. McElroy passed to Maze down the middle for 36 yard touchdown. Ugh… This is just embarrassing.
- Alabama: 35 – Michigan State: 0 with 12 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter.
*UPDATE* – January 1, 2011 – 3:54 PM.
Yeah… This game is over. I am no longer going to update this…
- Alabama: 42 – Michigan State: 0 with 11 minutes remaining in the game.