Michigan State will play Pittsburgh on Thursday, Dec. 30 (7 p.m. ET) for the Peach Bowl.

This will be the program’s first Peach Bowl appearance and the Big Ten’s second in 40 years. Few expected Michigan State to have the success it found in coach Mel Tucker’s second year at the helm, but now MSU will have a chance to knock off a Power 5 conference champ and secure the best season for the program since 2015.

“Playing in a game of this magnitude is a reward for our players, our coaches, and our fans for winning 10 games in the regular season,” he said Monday.

Ahead of the game, Tucker met with reporters in Atlanta on Monday to preview the matchup, discuss recruiting, and more. Here’s what he said: