Michigan State No. 1 in nation against run after salty Cotton Bowl performance

ARLINGTON, Texas — Michigan State’s defense ended the season No. 1 in the nation against the run despite starting the 2014 campaign having to replace four starters in the front seven.

The fact that the Spartans held Baylor to minus-20 yards rushing played a key role in their 42-41 come-from-behind Cotton Bowl victory Thursday, as the Bears were unable to run out the clock via the ground game after taking a 41-21 lead. – Read more at MLive.com

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