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2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl picks and predictions

Experts weigh-in on Michigan State versus TCU in the Dec. 29 game at Sun Devil Stadium.

Christian Petersen

Buffalo Wild Wings certainly taste better than copper, which was the original name for the bowl that will celebrate its 24th year when Michigan State plays TCU on Saturday. The game should be tasty regardless, but who takes the whole bottle of hot sauce?

NBC's College Football Talk has the Horned Frogs in a squeaker, predicting a 24-19 win by TCU. Joe Tamanaha cites both teams' similar styles, desiring to grind the game out on the ground and rely on a stout defense.

Three of the four Fox Sports analysts agree, picking TCU over the Spartans, with Joel Beall as the lone detractor. It should be mentioned that all four of the analysts have whiffed on both of their bowl picks this season, all taking Boise State and Fresno State to win their respective games.

Getting on board with the trend are the CBS analysts, who are 4-2 in favor of TCU, despite picking against the spread. The Horned Frogs are 2.5-point favorites heading into Saturday.