Michigan St., Oregon look to salvage seasons with bowl win
Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4), Monday, 3 p.m. EST (Fox).
Line: Oregon by 2½.
Series Record: Tied 3-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Both teams were ranked in the top 15 of the AP Top 25 earlier this season and had much higher aspirations than the Redbox Bowl. But ending the season with a win against an opponent with pedigree would provide a silver lining to an otherwise disappointing campaign.
Verdell has 5 TDs in Oregon’s 55-15 win over Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal says redshirt freshman running back CJ Verdell is just "scratching the surface" for what he can become.
Verdell ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns, and also caught a scoring pass as Oregon defeated Oregon State 55-15 Friday in a Civil War victory that was marred by quarterback Justin Herbert's first-half injury.