The Pinstripe Bowl is not what a program like Michigan State seeks or wants. The fans and administration have given this program the tools to be better.

While bowl season usually means warm weather for the holidays, Michigan State will be heading somewhere more fitting for this time of year.

After needing wins in each of their final two regular-season games just to become bowl eligible, the Spartans learned that they would be heading to New York to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium against Wake Forest on December 27th, today.

In the above video, Mark Dantonio talks about the Wake Forest defense. While the Demon Deacons offense is formidable, the anemic Spartan offense looks to leap to life in the Pinstripe Bowl.

The matchup will be the first time Michigan State (6-6) has faced Wake Forest (8-4) and will be Michigan State’s first appearance in the Pinstripe Bowl.

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Wake Forest will get the ball to start the game.  MSU won the toss and wants it to start the 2nd.

3:28 PM ET SCORING UPDATE #1:  Wake Forest takes the opening kick (after an MSU penalty) and they move the ball 65 yards on 7 plays for the TD.  7-0 DEmon Deacons

3:51 PM ET SCORING UPDATE #2 MSU offense stalls after a 1/G.  22 yard FG is good. Demon Deacons lead 7-3  2:44 1Q  

3:57 PM ET Scoring Update #3:  MSU D with a pick-six TD by DT Mike Panasiuk.  10-7 Spartans.  2:01 1Q  

4:23 PM ET Scoring Update #4:  Wak Forest with the TD and a good PAT to take the lead 14-10 over Michigan State here at the Pinstripe Bowl.  Anemic Spartan offense struggling badly today.  Only 92 yards of offense, only TD by the Spartan Dawg D.  9:14 2Q

4:30 PM ET Scoring Update #5:  Lewerke keeper for the TD.  17-14 Spartans after the good PAT.  7:59 2Q

4:40 PM ET:  Scoring Update #6:  Wake Forest TD pass.  PAT Good and the Demon Deacons lead 21-17  6:19 2Q

4:53 PM ET Scoring Update #7:  44 yd FG by MSU.  21-20 Demon Deacons lead.  :049 2Q

Halftime:  Wake Forest leads 21-20 Stats:

MSU Wake Half

5:27 PM ET:  Scoring Update #8:  10 plays 73 yards and MSU has a 10 yd TD pass to White.  PAT was good.  27-21 MSU 10:11 3Q

Spartans win 27-21

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