Football freep.com —  "We're all successful when we have a team and a team atmosphere and you have good players. That helps all of us," Hoke said on today's Big Ten coaches teleconference. "You've got to give Mark a lot of credit with what they've done as a staff in their recruiting. I just think it's one of those games; when you play a rivalry, you've got to play your best."
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Football isportsweb.com —  The emergence of Tony Lippett as one of the best wide receivers in country has been astounding. This is a guy that was playing defensive back a couple years ago and is now playing his way into Biletnikoff Award conversation. As of right now, Lippett is the Spartans top offensive weapon.
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Football network.yardbarker.com —  When the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines take the field on Saturday afternoon, a popular historical axiom throughout the series will likely continue to play a significant role in determining the overall victor. Whichever team rushes for the most yards, historically, is likely to win.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan will have the best front seven the Spartans have seen, and Jeremy Langford's Big Ten streak of 12 games with 100 yards rushing or more will be in jeopardy. If the Wolverines can also bottle up the jet sweep, it will shift all the pressure onto the MSU pass game.
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Football mlive.com —  After leading the Cleveland Browns to their biggest comeback win in franchise history two weeks ago and a thrashing of the Pittsburgh Steelers the next week, Brian Hoyer came back down to earth Sunday. Hoyer was 16-for-41 passing for 215 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. The Browns offense managed just two field goals in a 24-6 loss to the Jaguars.
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Football freep.com —  "Arrogant asses." There's no official agreement on the exact wording of Michigan State coach Darryl Rogers' comment at the 1978 football banquet, but there's no dispute that he called the Wolverines and their fans "arrogant asses."
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State fans don't seem to be especially enamored with ESPN/ABC game analyst Ed Cunningham – angry tweets about him have been increasing the past two weeks – but he appeared to have a point about MSU quarterback Connor Cook's mechanics in Saturday's 56-17 win at Indiana. He had a point early, at least.
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Football mlive.com —  When one school owns this in-state rivalry, it usually owns it for a while.
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Football freep.com —  The Lions signed the MSU product with their top three tight ends injured and potentially all unavailable for London
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Football detroitnews.com —  For the second week in a row, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was asked about his confidence in Michael Geiger. And just like he did a week ago, Dantonio reinforced his belief in his sophomore kicker.
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Football freep.com —  "They are a terrific football team," Hoke said in a Q&A posted today on mgoblue.com. "They are the returning Big Ten champs, and I think 17 of their 22 starters are either fourth- or fifth-year guys. So they have a lot of quality experience. I think (quarterback) Connor Cook has become one of the better quarterbacks in this league. I think he grows every week, it seems."
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State is among the leaders in the country in a host of NCAA categories, from time of possession to scoring offense to third-down defense. Where it is decidedly not among the country's leaders, though, is in strength of schedule.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook gave the critics what they wanted in the second quarter at Indiana when, facing a third-and-17 at the Michigan State 14, he stared down a receiver and threw an interception.
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Football btn.com —  Michigan State’s playoff stock continues to rise following another win. This week, I have the Spartans (6-1, 3-0) as a No. 3 seed playing in the Rose Bowl vs. No. 2 Ole Miss.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  IU lost a third of a yard every time they dropped back to pass. They completed just 5 passes for 11 yards, and lost 17 yards on 4 sacks by MSU, for a net of -6 yards. I figured that the MSU pass defense would be dominant in this game against the true freshman Zander Diamont.
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Football mlive.com —  It's Michigan week in the world of Michigan State football, and it's as intense on the Spartans' side of it as any college rivalry. "It's always a great week,'' Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. "It's a great week for college football, it's a great week for our program, and we've always embraced it.''
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