The 2014 Goodyear Cotton Bowl isn’t the first New Year’s bowl game, but it’s the first of top-10 teams. Fans who watch Baylor football online free or on TV this season know Baylor was on the cusp of the College Football Playoff. As such, today’s Baylor vs Michigan State bowl game is bittersweet for the Bears but presents Baylor with a very worthy Spartans football opponent. The Big Ten and Big 12 teams should put on a show today. If you’re not able to watch Cotton Bowl live on TV, you can watch Michigan State vs Baylor football online free Cotton Bowl live streaming as well.
Kickoff for the 2014 Cotton Bowl in AT&T Stadium is scheduled for 12:20 EST / 9:30 PST. Baylor football lives in the top 5 nationally at No. 5, while Michigan State football lives just inside the top 10 at No. 8.
Baylor and TCU battled perceptions, bias and tough teams all season long fighting for the College Football Playoffs. Baylor ended on top after the final week of the season, but in a No. 5 spot just outside the semifinals. With a big-time offense, the Bears became just the second team in Big 12 history to repeat as conference champs. The result was both a major storyline and a nationwide rush to watch Baylor football online free or on TV each week.
The big Baylor football news story has been senior quarterback Bryce Petty. Expected to be a mid-round NFL Draft pick next year, Petty passed for 3,305 yards and 26 touchdowns. Though he’s not likely to beat Michigan State with his feet, as you watch Cotton Bowl live keep in mind that he did rush for five touchdowns this season. If Petty finds his stride as we watch Michigan State vs Baylor football online free, you’ll see why Baylor dominated the likes of TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas State. If he’s not, the No. 8 Spartans will have better than a fighting chance.
If you were able to watch Michigan State football online or on TV this season, you know the Spartans begin and end with their offense too. Though running back Jeremy Langford had some big performances, wide receiver Tony Lippett gets most of the credit. Lippett was the Big Ten’s top receiver with 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. Late in the season he even played cornerback, a position he’ll likely play as we watch Michigan State vs Baylor football online free or on TV today.
The reason for this is the size Lippett gives the Spartans secondary when he’s in the game. The Michigan State football team will need that as they watch Baylor QB Petty go through his progressions downfield looking for the big play. If they succeed, the Spartans will force the 11-1 Baylor Bears to endure more “over rated” chants. If they fail, they’ll watch a Baylor football team not only justify its No. 5 finish, but have a strong argument for being more deserving than Ohio State for that No. 4 spot and game against Alabama later today.
If you’re not near a TV, you can watch Michigan State vs Baylor football online free Cotton Bowl live stream on the Watch ESPN website. You can also use the Watch ESPN app on your game console, smartphone or tablet. The 2014 Cotton Bowl live is on ESPN, so to watch Baylor vs Michigan State online free live streaming you’ll need to subscribe to that channel.