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How Ohio State-Michigan State Could Be a Playoff Statement Game

By David Fox, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Entering Saturday, one of the themes for Michigan State and Ohio State will be the differing character of the two programs. One program features a classic dropback quarterback while the other runs the spread through a pass-run threat. One program gobbles up five-star recruits while the other finds ways to unearth gems for similar results. Yet when Michigan State looks across the...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 11

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 11. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Can Michigan State Really Replace Ohio State as Big Ten's Power Program?

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Rankings mean nothing—at least, not for the next four weeks or so. They certainly don't mean anything ahead of Ohio State's trip to East Lansing to take on Michigan State ...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Michigan State Ready for Showdown Against Ohio State After Dominating Michigan

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 4 days ago
Months before the start of the college football season kicked off there was one specific game every college football fan following the Big Ten knew to circle on the calendar. Michigan State will host Ohio State in a rematch of the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game on November 8. This season, as a result of Big Ten expansion and division realignment, the Spartans and Buckeyes are now in the same...

Michigan State Destroys Michigan, but Are Spartans Ready for Ohio State?

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 5 days ago
Michigan State was not at its best against Michigan. But in 2014, "not-its-best" is good enough to beat the its in-state rival by 24 points, as it did, 35-11, on Saturday...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Michigan State Remains Big Ten's Best Team Despite Late-Game Struggles

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Michigan State may still be the best team in the Big Ten, but their struggles to close out games should be alarming for Spartans fans. Painful memories of what could have been against Oregon are still fresh. Michigan State held a 27-18 lead at Oregon early in the season, and looked to be in full control of the Ducks. Then Oregon proceeded to score 28 unanswered points, sending the Spartans...

College Football's Post-Week 6 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format. To help select the four playoff teams, a 13-person committee was picked, which includes names like Barry Alvarez, Oliver Luck, Pat Haden and Jeff...

Despite Nebraska’s Comeback, Michigan State can Lean on Defense

By David Fox, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Giving up 28 unanswered points to a healthy Oregon team on the road temporarily knocked Michigan State out of the national conversation a month ago. The Spartans defense made sure it didn’t happen again. Though Michigan State’s 27-22 win over Nebraska was closer than it needed to be, the Spartans defense proved again it is the cornerstone for a team with lofty postseason...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Game Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
The SEC owns the spotlight in Week 6, but the marquee night matchup on Saturday resides in the Big Ten, as Nebraska travels to Michigan State. Considering how both teams have performed this year, this could be an early preview of the Big Ten Championship and an elimination game for playoff purposes. Nebraska is off to a solid 5-0 start, scoring at least 40 points in four out of its five...

Big Ten Week 6 Preview and Predictions

By David Fox, 3 months 4 weeks ago
After the Big Ten stepped into the national spotlight for the wrong reasons this week as a coach and athletic director found themselves not just battling their player safety procedures, but their job status. By Saturday night, that may change as the league has a heavyweight matchup on par with any other game in a week full of key games between ranked teams. Nebraska and Michigan...