Football mlive.com —  Michigan State co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner said All-Big Ten center Jack Allen is back at practice for the Spartans and will start Saturday's game against Michigan. Allen missed last Saturday's 56-17 win over Indiana with what appeared to be an ankle injury suffered the week before at Purdue.
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Football statenews.com —  Since 1953, the MSU-Michigan game has had more importance than in-state bragging rights and Big Ten implications. The two teams have also been playing for the Paul Bunyan trophy, a replica of the famous woodsman that some consider to be ugly. But if you wear blue or green on Saturday, there isn't a more beautiful sight.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Detroit News sports reporters John Niyo, Matt Charboneau and Bob Wojnowski talk about how 'little brother' has become the big brother in the bitter gridiron rivalry between the Spartans and Wolverines.


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Football isportsweb.com —  It’s Rivalry Week in the Great Lakes State this week, so iSportsWeb's Matt Hoeppner decided to look back at the top five games between Michigan and Michigan State since 2000. The games will be presented in chronological order.
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Football detroitsports1051.com —  Former MSU Head Coach George Perles joined Ryan and Rico to talk about the UM/MSU Rivalry. He talks memories and where the rivalry is now.


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Football detroitsports1051.com —  football. They discuss UM/MSU rivalry game this week and Matt says that he doesn't believe Coach Dantonio will run up the score if he is given the chance.


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Football freep.com —  Hello, MSU-Michigan week. For starters in the mailbag, some reaction I expected -- OK, wanted -- to my column on the psychological change for MSU this season.
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Football impact89fm.org —  The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry has always been a heated one on the football field, but when Mark Dantonio took over as head coach of the Spartans in 2007, the teams were headed in different directions. Michigan State was annually competing to simply make a bowl game while the Wolverines were focused on winning Big Ten titles and beyond. The 2007 game marked a major turnaround in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  While a number of Michigan State football recruits battle injuries in the latter portion of the season, a pair of running backs continue to put up huge rushing yards. 2015 Hubbard, Ohio running back Larry Scott's team trailed for the first time all season after one quarter of play Friday. But 116 seconds after its opponent kicked a field goal, Scott scored his first of four touchdowns, en route to a day of 241 rushing yards.
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Football spartannation.com —  Nationally-ranked #5 Michigan State will play host to the Michigan Wolverines this Saturday at the High Cathedral of the Spartan Nation: Spartan Stadium at 3:30 pm ET for what is sure to be a physical battle of wills. Story lines abound. Enough drama is swirling to make an afternoon soap opera addict go through two boxes of tissues. This game is about desire.
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Football mlive.com —  It's not just Jones' ability as a playmaker -- he's third on the team with 30 tackles and tied for second with 7.5 tackles for loss -- it's also Jones' ability to read the offense, make the proper defensive calls and make sure his teammates are lined up properly.
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Football mlive.com —  It's hard to find a more reliable strategy to winning the Michigan-Michigan State matchup than focusing on the running game. Forty-one times in the last 44 matchups, the team with the most rushing yards has won the game. That includes last year, when Michigan State won the rushing battle 142 to minus-48 in a 29-6 win.
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Football freep.com —  To review about Mark Dantonio — he grew up in Ohio cheering for Notre Dame and has spent 19 of his 35 college football coaching years at Michigan State or Ohio State. It would be difficult to find a coach more conditioned to dislike Michigan.
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Football freep.com —  When Michigan and Michigan State meet Saturday in East Lansing, it will be for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. The Spartans will hope to retain Paul after their 29-6 victory in Spartan Stadium last fall, and Michigan will try to win him back for just the second time since 2007. When it comes to recruiting, the battles might be just as fierce – if a bit less publicized.
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Football freep.com —  For all the talk this week of Michigan State dominance and bloated point spreads, it's worth pointing out that the Spartans' winning streak over Michigan is one. And that means most of these MSU players — whose 29-6 win over U-M in 2013 was the Spartans' most convincing in years — also have access to the memories of a loss to the Wolverines. They'll probably try to tap into those as much as possible before attempting to lead No. 8 MSU (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) to a sixth win in seven tries over U-M (3-4, 1-2) on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
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Football detroitnews.com —  No matter how many times they win, no matter how resoundingly they pound, the Spartans' focus doesn't waver. This game always will mean everything to them, even when it's a mismatch, especially when it's a mismatch. And that's partly why it's a mismatch now. Mark Dantonio has burned for this rivalry since the day he arrived, and doesn't need any more fuel. He certainly doesn't need to give Michigan any fuel, with Michigan State a whopping 17-point favorite Saturday.
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Football freep.com —  White caught three other passes and finished with 143 yards on Oct. 25, 2008 for coach Mark Dantonio's first win over the Wolverines, the Spartans' first victory at Michigan Stadium since 1990 and the first of their four straight in the rivalry.
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Football freep.com —  The first Alex’s Great State Race will take place Friday and feature ROTC cadets from MSU and U-M running the game ball from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor to Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It's hard to imagine that five years ago, there was a web site dedicated to getting Pat Narduzzi fired. Granted, firepatnarduzzi.blogspot.com contains all of one post and it came in the wake of Michigan State's 38-30 loss at Wisconsin in 2009. But the fact there were any fans that wanted to see the defensive coordinator sent packing is hard to fathom.
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