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Holiday Bowl Matchup

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By The Associated Press

Michigan State (9-3, Big Ten) vs. Washington State (9-3, Pac-12), Dec. 28, 9 p.m. EST

LOCATION: San Diego

TOP PLAYERS

Michigan State: C Brian Allen, named second-team All-Big Ten by coaches and media.

Washington State: RB Jamal Morrow, 522 yards rushing, 479 receiving.

NOTABLE

Michigan State: The Spartans completely reversed last season's 3-9 record with a young team that wasn't expected to do much. WR Felton Davis has 51 catches for 658 yards and eight TDs.

Washington State: The Cougars were the only Pac-12 team to beat conference champ Southern California this year. Washington State has scored at least 30 points eight times.

LAST TIME

Washington State 23, Michigan State 21. (Sept. 17, 1977)

BOWL HISTORY

Michigan State: First appearance in Holiday Bowl, 10th bowl in 11 seasons under coach Mark Dantonio.

Washington State: Fourth appearance in Holiday Bowl and second in a row, fourth bowl appearance in six years under coach Mike Leach.

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