Football msuspartans.com —  Jeremy Langford ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 8 Michigan State trounced rival Michigan again, 35-11 on Saturday. The Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) have won six of their past seven games against the Wolverines, only the second time Michigan State has accomplished that in a series that dates to 1898.

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Michigan State stays in control of rivalry with convincing win MLive
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes to say the Michigan game is the Spartans' most important every season, and once again, his team played like it. Michigan State (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) took control in the second half of Saturday's game at Spartan Stadium, scoring a 35-11 win over the Wolverines (3-5, 1-3) before a capacity crowd of 76,331. It was Michigan State's sixth win over Michigan in the past seven meetings.

Michigan State blows out Michigan again, 35-11 Detroit Free Press
Here's what passes for drama in the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry these days – a party in the stands, a large disparity on the scoreboard and one remaining question as the sun began to set Saturday on Spartan Stadium. Can Michigan break the no-touchdown streak?

MSU football cruises to 35-11 victory over U-M at Spartan Stadium State News
All week, MSU players and coaches talked about Saturday’s matchup against Michigan as a “personal” game. Whether it be not being recruited by U-M or the arrogance some Spartans felt coming from the Wolverine sidelines in past meetings, there was extra motivation for a number of Spartans. That extra motivation piled up on Saturday, leading to yet another Spartan victory over the Wolverines.

Instant Analysis: Michigan State 35, Michigan 11 ESPN Big Ten Blog
Michigan State gets to keep the Paul Bunyan trophy and bragging rights for another season. The Spartans (7-1) beat in-state rival Michigan 35-11 on Saturday in a performance that looked like an absent-minded bulldozer slowly rolling over an injured animal. It wasn't particularly fast or flashy, but the end result -- a flattened Wolverine team -- never seemed to be in doubt.

Instant Reactions: Michigan @ No. 8 Michigan State The Only Colors
No. 8 Michigan State churns out 446 total yards and gets 177 yards and three TDs from Jeremy Langford in winning its seventh straight game this year with a 35-11 victory over Michigan.

Michigan State says Michigan showed disrespect by planting stake in Spartan Stadium turf before game MLive
Mark Dantonio and multiple players said the Spartans went for the last touchdown in response to Michigan players planting a stake or spear in the turf at Spartan Stadium before the game. "Throwing the stake down in our backyard out here and coming out here like they're all that....We weren't going to cool off of it," Dantonio said. "It just felt like we needed to put a stake in them at that point."

Michigan-Michigan State postgame: Jeremy Langford, Spartans roll past Wolverines MLive
A quick roundup from Michigan State's 35-11 over Michigan

Stock Report: RJ Williamson, Taiwan Jones among Michigan State's defensive standouts MLive
A quick evaluation of Michigan State's 35-11 win over Michigan

Connor Cook set tone for Michigan State, lowering his shoulder on 13-yard run MLive
Connor Cook is accustomed to setting the tone for the Michigan State offense as the Spartans' starting quarterback. But on Saturday, Cook showed the way for the entire football team, lowering his shoulder and running over a Michigan defender on the opening series in what proved to be a sign of things to come at Spartan Stadium.

Another year, another blowout - MSU rules U-M Detroit Free Press
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook faked a handoff and ran through the Michigan defense. Cook, a 6-foot-4 and 218-pound junior, lowered his shoulder and rammed into Michigan safety Delano Hill, a 6-foot and 205-pound sophomore.

Michigan drives stake pregame, Spartans answer in kind Detroit Free Press
Michigan State players and coaches were angered before the game by a Michigan player apparently throwing a stake or metal rod of some kind into the grass after the Wolverines entered the stadium from the tunnel.

U-M drove stake in ground of Spartan Stadium before game, gave MSU football extra motivation for final touchdown drive State News
Some players were able to use the stake as motivation, while others were able to laugh it off. Junior quarterback Connor Cook was not one of the guys able to laugh it off. He said part of the reason MSU went for a touchdown on their final drive was because of the stake incident. “We saw them run out and stick a dagger on our grass,” he said. “We weren’t going to be having that.”

Michigan State football continues dominance over Wolverines iSportsWeb
While it wasn’t a flawless performance for the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten), true Spartan football was played at Spartan Stadium Saturday afternoon, and it was enough to come away with the 35-11 victory over in-state rival Michigan Wolverines (3-5, 1-3).



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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  The Saints have added a third tailback for Sunday night’s game vs. Green Bay. The club promoted running back Edwin Baker from the practice squad on Saturday.
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Football mlive.com —  Do they have it in them? That, in so many words, is the question everyone's asking the Wolverines this week. And today they'll be asked again in rather hostile fashion in East Lansing, where the Spartans have already answered in the affirmative for themselves, prompted by their head coach.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Do they have it in them? That, in so many words, is the question everyone's asking the Wolverines this week. And today they'll be asked again in rather hostile fashion in East Lansing, where the Spartans have already answered in the affirmative for themselves, prompted by their head coach.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Snyder, Joe Rexrode share some last-minute questions and answers to get everyone ready for today's game
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Football detroitnews.com —  A week ago, Michigan State's players and coaches were asked if there was fear of a letdown heading into its matchup against Indiana. Perhaps that question should have been posed this week — Michigan-Michigan State week. The Spartans are the dominant team, winners of five of the last six in the series and battling for a spot in the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines are reeling, hoping to become bowl eligible and wondering if they have the right guy in charge. It's the complete opposite of what this rivalry used to look like.
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Football freep.com —  “I find a lot of the things they do amusing. They need to check themselves sometimes. Let’s just remember, pride comes before the fall. ... They want to mock us, I’m telling them, it’s not over. They want to print that crap all over their locker room, it’s not over and it’ll never be over here. It’s just starting. ... I’m very proud of our football team, and I’m very proud of the way our football team handled themselves after the game as well. You don’t have to disrespect people. If they want to make a mockery of it, so be it. Their time will come.”
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Football freep.com —  One team is the defending Big Ten champion. The other hasn't won one a title in a decade. One team begins its season as a contender for the national title. The other begins hoping to make a bowl. One team is populated with future pros in almost every position group, a roster of confident and physical players. The other is stacked with question marks, a group with ranking pedigree and not much to show for it.
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Football freep.com —  It has been 2 hours and 9 minutes of game clock, or roughly the amount of time it takes this Michigan State team to score 102 points. It has been 1,106 days. More than three years. The last time Michigan scored a touchdown against MSU, on Oct. 15, 2011, Brady Hoke was in his debut season at U-M and Marcus Rush was making his sixth career start.
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Football freep.com —  For Michigan State, it's personal. For Michigan, it's another week and another game in their painful march toward a coaching change. Therein lies the problem.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It’s been nearly eight years since Drew Stanton played for Michigan State, but that hasn’t changed the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry for him.
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Football freep.com —  It was supposed to be vindication. About 10 years ago, then-Michigan coach Lloyd Carr went on a Lansing sports talk show hosted by Fred Heumann and got into the "Ian Gold incident" of 1999. Carr told Heumann that a Lansing State Journal reporter "completely made up" quotes by Gold a few days in advance of No. 11 MSU's 34-31 win over No. 3 Michigan at Spartan Stadium.
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Football mlive.com —  As much as Michigan State wants to beat Michigan in Saturday's 3:30 p.m. rivalry game, it's also a matter of the Spartans wanting to avoid the bitter taste of defeat that accompanies a loss to their rivals. The first- and second-year players on the Michigan State team don't know what it's like to lose to the Wolverines. But the Spartans who are in their third season with the program or beyond have experienced all that comes with losing to Michigan.
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Football freep.com —  For an idea of how Tony Lippett's senior season is going, check the season debut of "The Journey" on the Big Ten Network — Lippett is one of three players featured, with coach Mark Dantonio saying "he'd catch a BB in the dark."
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Football mlive.com —  Not only has this 3:30 p.m. Saturday game at Spartan Stadium been analyzed to great extents for what might happen on the field, but the coaches and players have essentially been psychoanalyzed off the field as much for what one side didn't say (Little Brother) as much was what the other did say in a promotional video (It's not over).
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Football detroitnews.com —  Matt Charboneau and Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News break down Saturday's Michigan State (6-1)-Michigan (3-4) game at Spartan Stadium (3:30 p.m. ESPN/WWJ, WJR).
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun was named one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott Impact Trophy this week, one of just two Big Ten players to make the cut.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  It's been a tire fire in Ann Arbor this season in so many ways. On the field, you have losses to Utah at home, being shut out in South Bend against Notre Dame, a decisive loss to Minnesota to lose the Little Brown Jug for only the fourth time in three decades, and making Gary Nova look like a Heisman candidate in their loss to Rutgers.
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