Michigan State and TCU are also a virtual toss-up in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The Spartans were one of the nation's most disappointing teams, but five of their six losses were by four points or less.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is hoping his team can finally catch a few break.
His Big Ten colleagues might be thinking along those same lines.
"One play here, one play there, we're a different football team. But you have to play what you've got. We want to point our compass north. I believe the glass is half full, not half empty," Dantonio said.