COL FB: Michigan St. 17, TCU 16

Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:01 AM

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Dan Conroy booted a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 remaining Saturday, lifting Michigan State over Texas Christian 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

The Horned Frogs had taken a 16-14 lead only 1 1/2 minutes earlier on Jaden Oberkrom's 53-yarder, but Connor Cook drove the Spartans (7-6) 45 yards on eight plays with time winding down to set up the decisive kick.

Le'veon Bell amassed 145 rushing yards with a touchdown on 32 carries as Michigan State won despite managing just 227 yards of total offense.

The Spartans took their first lead of the game with 7 minutes left when Bell scored on a 4-yard run following a fumbled punt by TCU's Skye Dawson.

Trevone Boykin went 13-of-29 through the air for 201 yards and an interception while also rushing 13 times for 37 yards for the Horned Frogs (7-6).

Josh Boyce made five catches for 91 yards for TCU.

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