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Baylor vs. Michigan State GAME DAY -- Links, Notes, TV Schedules, Game Time

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So we have finally arrived at the climax of the 2014-2015 football season. The Cotton Bowl cometh.

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vs.
4/5/5 BAYLOR (11-1, 8-1) vs. 7/7/8 MICHIGAN STATE (10-2, 7-1)
Jan. 1, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. CT
Arlington, Texas | AT&T Stadium (80,000)

TV: ESPN
Watch | Skycam | Listen | Gametracker Gametracker | Game Notes Notes | Bowl Central

OPPONENT: Michigan State Spartans
ODB GAME HUB: 2015 Cotton Bowl: Baylor Bears vs Michigan State Spartans
MEET THE PRESS
: Baylor vs. Michigan State (Article on baylorbears.com)
FIRST LOOK
: Baylor vs. Michigan State
STATS PREVIEW: Baylor vs. Michigan State
PODCAST: Spider Y-2 Banana, the Cotton Bowl Preview
ROLL CALL
: Roll Call: Cotton Bowl Edition!
Q&A: We Ask, They Answer: Cotton Bowl Q&A With Ian Boyd
PREVIEW/PREDICTION: Baylor vs. Michigan State
SB NATION BLOG: The Only Colors, at right
SPREAD: Baylor -2.5 (Open: Baylor -1.5)
TV COVERAGE: ESPN, 11:30 a.m. CST January 1, 2015
WEATHER FORECAST: Jerry World, ergo irrelevant. Though, supposedly cold in the DFW area on New Years Day
BAYLOR UNIFORMS: SHINY PICKLE

Links Links LInks Links Links Links

New Year's bowl and College Football Playoff schedule, with key questions for each game - SBNation.com
Can Oregon's defense get off the field on third-and-long against Florida State? Can Ohio State's incredible run game move the ball on Alabama's incredible run defense? And what should we be watching for in January 1's three early games?

2015 Cotton Bowl schedule and coverage: Baylor vs. Michigan State - SBNation.com
The Cotton Bowl will see a clash of styles as the vertical Bears will face the defensive-minded Spartans.

Baylor embraces chance to shine on national stage | The Star Telegram
The Cotton Bowl gives Baylor a chance to improve its perception nationally.

Cotton Bowl Preview: Can Michigan State's defense slow Baylor's offense? - College Football - SI.com
Cotton Bowl Preview: Can Michigan State's vaunted defense slow Baylor's high-flying offense?

Baylor football senior class prepares to make closing statement | The Baylor Lariat

Cotton Bowl notebook: Art Briles joins exclusive Cotton club - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
DALLAS — When Baylor faces Michigan State, Art Briles will become just the third Cotton Bowl head coach who had played in the game.

How the Bears match up vs. Michigan State - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Baylor offense vs. Michigan State defense

Haunted by Fiesta loss, determined Bears have pride on the line in Cotton Bowl - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
When Baylor lost to Central Florida in last year’s Fiesta Bowl, the bad feeling lingered for months.

MSU’s Drummond commands ‘No Fly Zone’ to ground Bears’ attack - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Before last season, Michigan State’s secondary dubbed itself the “No Fly Zone” and lived up to that billing with one of the top passing defenses in the country.

Michigan State vs. Baylor Cotton Bowl betting odds guide and prediction - SBNation.com
Baylor brings its electrifying offense into bowl season to take on Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl.

Baylor and Michigan State Face Off in Cotton Bowl, and a Benefactor Is Torn - NYTimes.com
Drayton McLane Jr., who went to Baylor and Michigan State and donated money for stadiums that bear his name on both campuses, said he “never dreamed” the universities would meet in a bowl game.