(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.)By NOAH TRISTERAP Sports Writer
Michigan State finished one game over .500 after winning its final game by one point.
It was an appropriate ending to a season full of close victories and excruciating defeats.
The Spartans played nine games decided by four points or fewer, including their first seven in Big Ten play. They ended on a high note Saturday night with a 17-16 win over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, but the offseason will bring plenty of questions for a team that just a few months ago was hoping to make a run at a conference title.
Michigan State needed to replace quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2012. Andrew Maxwell became the starter, but in the bowl he split time with Connor Cook.