The Spartan football season didn't necessarily end with a spark.
"Our goal was to win the Big Ten championship. I think everyone enters with that and we had an opportunity to do that or share that in the last week of our season, we came up short." said football coach Mark Dantonio.
A sour taste, Mark Dantonio and his crew hope to get out of their mouth with a "w" in the post season at the Capital One Bowl against 16th ranked Georgia, a potentially tough opponent, according to quarterback Brian Hoyer.
"You know preseason number one, when I go to flip on the film, I'm going to see some fast guys, some athletes moving around."
One reason Hoyer and his teammates will be practicing that much harder leading up to the first day of 2009.
"You know even though the game's a month away you have to prepare for it like it's next week, and keep taking steps forward instead of taking steps back, even though that it may seem like it's for nothing for a little bit."
The fact that the both MSU and Georgia have the same record going into the post season makes Hoyer want a victory that much more.
"Both teams are hungry and I think it's going to be a great match up, who ever wins will be a 10 and 3 football team."
Also if MSU wins, they could be ranked in the top 15 going into next season.
"Well I think the last game you play usually is the game you carry with you for the rest of the season."
A season Dantonio says has been impressive thus far, and one that he hopes will only get better with a trip to Orlando.