Cotton bowl

No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Baylor (11-1)

11:30 a.m., Arlington, Texas, ESPN

Records: Michigan State 10-2, Baylor 11-1

The line: Baylor by 2

The skinny: Baylor, the first team left out of the four-team playoff, is going for its school-record 12th win and trying to prove it was worthy of a being considered for the College Football Playoff. Michigan State, the Rose Bowl champion last season, is going for its fourth consecutive bowl victory after its only two losses during the regular season were to teams in the first playoff.

Associated Press