Momentum Needed From Bowl Win

For sophomore safety Kurtis Drummond the importance of how Michigan State performs in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will go a long way in how the team responds going forward.

With another season of growth under his belt, sophomore safety Kurtis Drummond knows the winter months in East Lansing will not be fun if the Spartans come up short against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

"If you look at a lot of the teams that won their bowl games last year and the success that they had the following year, it gives you confidence," explained Drummond. "Your offseason training is a lot better and you don't have the coaches and everyone still upset with the loss. I think a lot has to do with momentum and how you perceive things.

A win by the Spartans would mean back-to-back bowl victories for the first time since the 2001-2001 seasons. However, for Drummond and other members of the program a win will also allow them to send off their senior teammates as winners.

"It would mean a lot," said Drummond about sending the seniors out with a bowl win. "As far as the seniors, no one wants to go out a loser. That is very big. As far as the program, this win can catapult us into the next season. I think this will be a pretty big game for us for the upcoming season also."

As several of his teammates explained the Spartans have been upbeat as they prepared for their battle against the Horned Frogs.

"Our energy has been great at practice," said Drummond. "We've been having fun; the offense and defense both have just been flying around. We did a lot of live periods; we went full pads and were hitting a lot. We definitely have had good practices as far as emotion and executing."

As for what the Ohio native have seen out of TCU on film he's joined many of his defensive teammates with the same observations.

"They look more like Northwestern," said Drummond. "They have playmakers and move fast. They have an explosive offense and can make a big play. We just have to bring our enthusiasm and our energy and all be on the same page."


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