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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Football  —  The title may be a bit of a misnomer and no one is picking Michigan to upset the Spartans. There are a few people who will pick against Michigan State with the points they're giving. The current odds have the Spartans a 17 point favorite.

The computer models all take Michigan State with an average margin of victory prediction of 20.79. The top three most accurate models this year show the Spartans winning by at least 20 points.

Jeff Seidel, of The Detroit Free Press, thinks the Spartans will win 35-14 and goes into detail as to why.

Bob Wojnowski, of The Detroit News, takes the Spartans in almost the same score, 34-13.

All the guys at MLive thinks Michigan State will cover.

Three of the four Detroit News writers take the Spartans laying the points. More detail on their picks here.

All the picks by BTN show the Spartans winning and covering.

All six of the Detroit Free Press writers take the Spartans with a margin of victory ranging from 10 (Joe Rexrode) to 35 (Mitch Albom).

Everyone at The Only Colors takes the Spartans, but half of them don't think the Spartans will cover. Let's hope for SpartnBDF's prediction of 77-0.

Hondo at Spartan Nation pedicts a 41-10 Spartan Victory.

iSportsWeb lists all their Michigan State and Michigan writers picks. One of the Michigan writers takes Michigan straight up (cough, homer), the rest of the Michigan writers take the Spartans in "a laugher" or the Spartans at or near the point spread. the Spartan writers all take Michigan State with a margin of victory ranging from 4 to 30 points. They even have a couple of gust picks from Trustee Mitch Lyons and the (in)famous @WorldofIsaac.

Straight up, all the pickers at Sports Illustrated, USA Today, College Football News take Michigan State.

ESPN Big Ten Blog unanimously takes the Spartans but provides a final score of 24-13 which would not cover.

At CBS Sports all the pickers take Michigan State, but three take Michigan with the points.

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Football msuspartans.com —  No. 8/5 Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) will play host to Michigan (3-4, 1-2) for the second year in a row for the first time in series history Saturday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The Spartans will be looking for their sixth win in seven tries against the Wolverines and their fourth straight in Spartan Stadium.
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