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Conroy's 47-yard FG lifts Michigan State to 17-16 win over TCU in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

  • Michigan State safety Isaiah Lewis (9) intercepts a pass against TCU during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Michigan State safety Isaiah Lewis (9) intercepts a pass against TCU during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell (24) is tripped up by TCU cornerback Kevin White (25) during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell (24) is tripped up by TCU cornerback Kevin White (25) during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • TCU running back B.J. Catalon (23) gains yards as Michigan State Spartans defensive end William Gholston (2) defends during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    TCU running back B.J. Catalon (23) gains yards as Michigan State Spartans defensive end William Gholston (2) defends during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

Dan Conroy kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 left, Le'Veon Bell ran for 145 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Michigan State rallied to beat Texas Christian 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday night.

Michigan State (7-6) labored through the first half before going on the longest drive in the school's bowl history, a 90-yard march capped by freshman Connor Cook's 15-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Burbridge in the third quarter. The Spartans recovered a muffed punt by TCU's Skye Dawson at the 4-yard line midway through the fourth quarter and Bell scored two plays later by racing around left end for a 14-13 lead.

TCU (7-6) rallied to set up Jaden Overkrom for a 53-yard field goal with 2:42 left, but left Conroy too much time for his second straight postseason game-winner after beating Georgia with a 28-yard kick in the third overtime of last year's Outback Bowl.