MSU’s 65 wins since 2010 are tied for fourth most among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams and Dantonio and his staff are recruiting some of the most talented young players MSU has ever seen. So, even with MSU's heartbreaking loss in the Cotton Bowl, the program's future is still bright.
The dream season is over for the Spartans after a 38-0 loss to Alabama in the Cotton Bowl, but a team of 20 redshirt seniors reacted with class.
Many Alabama fans seem pleased to have drawn MSU as their opponent in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff, I've seen it described as "the perfect matchup" by some. In a way this is also the perfect matchup for the Spartans, not necessarily the easiest matchup— but without a doubt the perfect matchup.
Before No. 3-ranked MSU takes on No. 2-ranked Alabama in the Cotton Bowl for a berth in the national championship game, here are a few facts you might not know.