Football mlive.com —  Michigan State moved up a notch in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings released Tuesday night on the strength of its 45-3 win over Rutgers and Mississippi's fall from No. 8 last week after it lost to Arkansas.
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Football freep.com —  Missing out on the Big Ten Championship Game may not stand in the way of Michigan State making it to a marquee bowl game. Some experts around the country have the Spartans, ranked 10th in the Associated Press Top 25 this week, going to the Fiesta Bowl, which takes place Dec. 31 in Glendale, Ariz.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State left tackle Jack Conklin, a redshirt sophomore, has made his way onto the radar of NFL scouts and many believe he could eventually become a first-round NFL Draft selection, according to draftinsider.net. From the article: "Conklin, a redshirt sophomore and second year starter, has taken his game to new heights this season. Manning the left tackle spot for the Spartans, he grades out as the top blocker on the unit and his performance against Ohio State sackmaster Joey Bosa raised eyebrows. Many are of the opinion Conklin is best at right tackle in the NFL and most believe he has first round potential down the road."
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Football detroitnews.com —  Despite being ranked 10th in the nation in the Associated Press poll and No. 8 in the coaches' poll, despite having the third-stingiest defense in the conference (eighth nationally), despite the second most productive scoring offense in the conference (sixth in the country), despite having the conference's most productive receiver and third most productive running back, the Spartans have not garnered a single player-of-the-week honor, not for offense, defense or special teams.
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Football statenews.com —  No. 10 MSU (9-2 overall, 6-1 Big Ten) will travel to Penn State (6-5 overall, 2-5 Big Ten) this Saturday for its final game of the regular season. Head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media on Tuesday, breaking down the importance of this week’s game, the secondary’s current situation and disrespect from Big Ten officials.
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Football mlive.com —  Coach Mark Dantonio said Michigan State can take comfort the football program is strong and moving forward, even if in his opinion the Spartans might not be getting their fair due in some respects. "We're a little bit of the forgotten ones right now,'' Dantonio said, asked how he felt about the Spartans being the only Big Ten program not to have a player recognized by the league office for offense, defense, special teams or freshman of the week honors.
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Football freep.com —  Regardless of which side gets the ball first in what coach Mark Dantonio is calling a "program game," Michigan State senior Tony Lippett will be starting Saturday. A mix-up prevented Lippett from becoming MSU's first two-way starter since 1968 in Saturday's 45-3 rout of Rutgers. But Dantonio confirmed today that Lippett will start at both receiver and cornerback when the No. 10 Spartans (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) travel to Penn State (6-5, 2-5) on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC).
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook has talent and poise, though he'll be the first to admit his decision-making and a few fundamentals have room for improvement. Most importantly, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has complete trust in his quarterback to the extent that he's willing to overlook mistakes and allow him freedom to abandon the script.
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Football impact89fm.org —  Spartan Red Zone is back again to talk with wide receiver Tony Lippett. Hosts Dan Tyler and Andre Sims, along with MSU football beat writer Bradley Allen, talk with Lippett about his experience playing offense and defense in last week’s win against Rutgers. The four also speculate which bowl game the Spartans may be in, and talk about the various perks that come with getting a bid to a top-tier bowl game.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State has been Darrell Stewart's choice for several weeks now, but Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio wanted him to be sure about it. Typical of Dantonio's approach, he told Stewart to hold off on verbally committing until he was able to take an official visit to MSU. That happened during the weekend, Stewart's feelings only strengthened, and the Houston receiver is MSU's 14th commitment and third Texan in the class of 2015.
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Football espn.go.com —  Mark Dantonio continues to find solutions to get the most out of his players at Michigan State. Since their playoff hopes went up in smoke while allowing 49 points to Ohio State, the Spartans have been on fire. They have outscored two lesser opponents 82-18 while allowing a total of 101 rushing yards. The convincing wins will likely help Michigan State return to the Top 10 when the new College Football Playoff rankings are released Tuesday night.
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Football mlive.com —  The one thing Michigan State football has done better than anything else this season is run a balanced offensive attack. The Spartans are so balanced, in fact, that their most prolific offense in school history has failed to produce one Big Ten offensive player of the week despite the team's lofty Top 10 ranking throughout the season.
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Football mlive.com —  Brian Hoyer overcame three interceptions and led Cleveland on a game-winning drive in the final minute in Atlanta, setting up a 37-yard field goal as time ran out in a 26-24 victory.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Three things that stuck out from MSU's 45-3 win over Rutgers.
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Football mlive.com —  The Nittany Lions have carried the ball 94 times in the just the past two games, accounting for almost 25 percent of their total carries (400) on the season.
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Football youtube.com —  With their final home game approaching, the Senior Class sat down to talk about their best memories at Michigan State


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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has talked about all the advantages of the Big Ten adding Rutgers and Maryland -- access to new recruits, more exposure to alumni -- but athletic director Mark Hollis might want to write a letter to the league office requesting the Spartans play the new members earlier in the season.
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