Michigan State Football to Face Pittsburgh at Peach Bowl – .

Michigan State Football to Face Pittsburgh at Peach Bowl – .

Michigan state football is heading to Atlanta. The Spartans received their second New Years Six Bowl invite since the college football playoff process began in 2014, and they will face Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl at 7 p.m. on December 30.
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The match will feature Mel Tucker and MSU number 10 (10-2) against former Spartans assistant Pat Narduzzi and his Panthers (11-2), who won their first Atlantic Coast Conference title on Saturday 45 -21. , on Wake Forest.

Narduzzi was MSU’s defensive coordinator the last time he played in a New Years Six game, a 42-41 victory over Baylor in the Cotton Bowl Classic on January 1, 2015.

This will be Tucker’s first bowl appearance with the Spartans after taking over from former Narduzzi boss Mark Dantonio in February 2020. They haven’t gone to bowl after going 2-5 in Tucker’s debut. . MSU’s last bowl appearance was a 27-21 victory over Wake Forest in the 2019 Pinstripe Bowl in New York City.
The Spartans have never played in the Peach Bowl. They are 6-0-1 against Pitt, their last meeting in a 17-13 MSU victory at Spartan Stadium on September 15, 2007. The two programs have never met in a bowl game. It will be a battle between two of the best players in college football this year, Spartans running back Kenneth Walker III and Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett, both considered Heisman Trophy contenders.

MSU finished No.10 in the final CFP ranking, while Pitt was No.12. Committee chairman Gary Barta said the Spartans were the lowest-ranked team to receive a spot off in New Years Six, while the Panthers were assured of a spot by winning the ACC.

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