Hooray! One final chance to make fun of TTUN in 2013!

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Kansas State (7-5, 5-4 B12) vs. Michigan (7-5, 3-5 B1G)

December 28, 2013 1o:15 PM ET ESPN

The history: This is the 25th edition of the game. Since it began in 1989, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl has been played in Arizona at three stadiums. For the first 10 years, the game was played at Arizona Stadium, on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 2000, the game was moved to Bank One Ballpark, a baseball-only stadium in Phoenix. In 2006 the game moved to Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University in Tempe to replace the Fiesta Bowl which had moved to University of Phoenix Stadium.

The game was formerly known as the Copper Bowl from 1989 until 1996 when sponsorship and naming rights were assumed by Insight Enterprises and it became the Insight.com Bowl (1997 to 2001), and then the Insight Bowl. For 2012, Buffalo Wild Wings assumes sponsorship after Insight Enterprises elected not to renew the fifteen-year agreement. It has featured teams from the WAC, the Big 12, the Big East and Pac-10. Starting in 2006, the Insight Bowl began featuring an annual matchup between teams from the Big Ten and the Big 12.

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Kansas State scouting report: After a Fiesta Bowl appearance last season, the Wildcats had high hopes with a high flying offense. But the defense was decimated by graduation and any visions of grandeur were blurred by a 2-4 start. They rebounded to win five of six but only held four opponents under 20 points all season.

Jake Waters sparked the passing offense, completing nearly 60 percent of his throws for almost 2,200 yards. His favorite target was Tyler Lockett, who snatched 71 balls for 1,146 yards and 8 touchdowns. When it came to running from the QB position, Daniel Sams took charge with 784 yards and a team-leading 11 touchdowns. John Hubert led with 968 yards while scoring nine times. Read More

Texas Christian (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) vs. Michigan State (6-6, 3-5 B1G)
December 29th, 2012, 10:15 PM ET ESPN

 

History: Despite the new name, this game should be a familiar one for most college football fans these days. Originally named the Copper Bowl, it was formed in 1989 and originally saw a random assortment of teams most frequently facing a PAC-10 squad (though occasionally it was a team that would eventually join the Big-12). In 1997, Insight Enterprises assumed sponsorship and named the bowl the “Insight.com Bowl”, which was later changed to the “Insight Bowl” in 2001. Just this past year, Insight chose not to renew the deal, and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl was born.

The game has featured a number of difference conferences in the past, including the WAC, Big East, and PAC-10. Starting in 2006, the game has featured a match-up between the Big 10 and Big 12.

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