Spartans and Horned Frogs ready to meet in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Football Media Center: TCU
MSU and NU will meet at noon Saturday in Spartan Stadium.
2011 SEASON (JUNIOR): Saw action in two games (vs. Florida Atlantic, Indiana) . . . was 1-for-1 passing for 2 yards in the win over Indiana.
2010 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire 2010 season after transferring from Drake.
2009 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AT DRAKE): Appeared in five games in 2009 (vs. Marist, South Dakota, Valparaiso, Jacksonville and Campbell) . . . hit 7-of-11 passes (.636) for 55 yards . . . rushed seven times for 60 yards (8.6 avg.) and one touchdown . . . led two fourth-quarter TD drives in the Bulldogs' 45-38 come-from-behind win over Jacksonville . . . capped off a seven-play, 60-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run to tie the score at 38 with 11:21 left.
2008 SEASON (AT DRAKE): Redshirted . . . named to Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll . . . recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach John Holecek at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. . . . selected Chicago Catholic League Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 after accounting for 2,214 total yards and 29 touchdowns . . . completed 160-of-290 throws (.552) and 2,056 yards and 21 TDs . . . also rushed for 158 yards and eight scores . . . threw for 341 yards and three TDs vs. Mount Carmel as a senior . . . connected on 28-of-40 passes for 329 yards and three scores in an upset victory over St. Rita in 2007 . . . his prep career passing totals include 5,169 yards and 41 TDs . . . son of Dan and Laurie Badovinac . . . born Oct. 6, 1989 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in general management.