"It would be big," said Allen. "Coach always tells us the seniors want to leave a legacy and we are trying to set the tone for next season. We really think that would be a big boost into next season. It would be a big win, and back-to-back, I don't know when the last time that happened for this program."
MSU won back-to-back bowls in 2000 (Cirtus Bowl) and 2001 (Silicon Valley Football Classic).
While the Spartans have been off for several weeks Allen said the gap between the last game and upcoming bowl game came quickly.
"It came real quick," said Allen. "It didn't really seem like we had any time off. It just felt like we had a bye week. It's here now, it was nice having the little time off we had but it's back to game time."
What Allen has seen from TCU on film has him excited.
"I see that they are pretty physical, they like to play," said Allen. "They are fundamentally sound, a typical good college football team. They have a lot of playmakers and we have a lot of players that can make plays. It's an exciting matchup.
"I am always looking forward to the running game. I like teams that run, have good running backs and good lineman. I always like that challenge and always look forward to that."