December 5, 2011

Seniors want legacy to include bowl victory

EAST LANSING - Less than 24 hours removed from a devastating 42-39 loss to Wisconsin in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game, Michigan State seniors have begun to pick themselves up and refocus their goals.

Michigan State's 17 seniors want to add a bowl victory to their already impressive legacy.

"We still need to win a bowl game," said defensive captain Trenton Robinson. "That is a goal that we can accomplish."

Robinson is one of a handful of Michigan State seniors that saw playing time against a loaded Matthew Stafford-led Georgia team in the Capital One Bowl in 2008. Joel Foreman is the only player on the Spartan roster that started against the Bulldogs in a 24-12 loss. Kirk Cousins, Garrett Celek, B.J. Cunningham, Keshawn Martin, Kevin Pickelman, Johnny Adams also played against Georgia as freshmen.

"That is something huge that we've pointed to this year," said Foreman of his team's goal to win their the first bowl game in five consecutive appearances during Dantonio's tenure as head coach. "No matter what bowl game we get two, just winning that bowl game. We are very blessed to go down and play Georgia, a quality opponent. We want to go down there and get a bowl win because really Michigan State needs that. We need to be successful in the playoff part of the season."

Click below for more reaction to their team's selection to the Outback Bowl from Foreman, Robinson, Cousins, and Cunningham.

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