Football freep.com —  When Michigan State’s Donnie Corley finally saw a clip of his one-handed touchdown catch against Notre Dame, he couldn’t deny that he felt a tinge of déjà vu. The play was incredibly similar to his game-winning touchdown catch in the Division 2 state championship last November, when he caught a 40-yard Hail Mary heave over a Lowell defender to seal a 40-38 comeback victory for Detroit King High.
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Football detroitnews.com —  In slow motion - that’s how Keith Nichol remembers it these days. It’s been almost five years since Nichol, then a fifth-year senior, was at the center of one of the most improbable, exhilarating plays in the history of Michigan State football, and he remembers it now as if hardly any time has passed.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State's Kodi Kieler hiked the ball, held his block and watched as Donnie Corley soared up for his first college touchdown catch. A little later in the second quarter of last Saturday’s win at Notre Dame, Kieler lined up at right tackle and threw the key block to spring R.J. Shelton for a 10-yard score on a quick flip from Tyler O’Connor.
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Football freep.com —  There is perhaps no greater validation that your college football program has surpassed all expectations than having the head coach of a program you once emulated describe your program as the benchmark. “I think now, as I came back here, we’re trying to emulate what Michigan State’s doing,” Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said this week, ahead of the Badgers’ visit to Spartan Stadium.
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Football statenews.com —  For the first time this year, the Spartans will have a noon kickoff in what is sure to be a bruising Big Ten battle to open conference play. It is the 53rd meeting between the Spartans and the Badgers, the last of which being in 2012 when the MSU defeated the Badgers in Madison 16-13 in overtime.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  As players for No. 8 (2-0) prepare for Saturday’s home game against No. 11 Wisconsin (3-0) inside the team's large meeting room, quarterback Tyler O'Connor, defensive lineman Malik McDowell and company see a shield on the wall. Three words are prominent on that shield. Effort, Toughness and Knowledge.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Michigan State comes back home to face the Badgers who are coming off a 23-17 win over Georgia State, where redshirt freshman, Alex Hornibrook, a surprise fill in at quarterback, ended up looking somewhat impressive. In order to get a deeper insight to our opponents this week, we are joined by Jake Kocorowski from the Wisconsin site Bucky’s 5th Quarter.
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Football freep.com —  When asked about his brother, Nathaniel Allen provided an anecdote from when they were growing up in Georgetown, South Carolina. "We used to play tag in the streets," Allen said. "A lot of times, when we played tag, you had to share the ball. My brother, when he got the ball he always wanted to shake and bake. Everybody would get angry and they wouldn't want him to play with us. "We just knew that he was destined to be a great football player."
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Football statenews.com —  State News sports editor Casey Harrison and football beat writer Stephen Olschanski discuss MSU football's matchup with Wisconsin, Central Michigan and Western Michigan College Gameday antics, their weekly hot takes and give their picks for the biggest college football games of the weekend.


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Football spartanavenue.com —  Mark Dantonio is preparing for one of his biggest games against the Wisconsin Badgers yet. Saturday’s Michigan State vs Wisconsin game might have serious postseason and playoff implications, potentially previewing the conference title game in December.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  No. 11 Wisconsin (3-0) comes to East Lansing this weekend for a hugely important Big Ten showdown against No. 8 Michigan State (2-0) with a clear identity. No matter the opponent, the Badgers are going to look to run the ball, run it again and then run it some more on offense. Defensively, they pride themselves on stopping the run, and on both sides of the ball, they want to hit you hard for 60 minutes and wear you down.
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Football espn.com —  Davis, a former honorable mention all-conference pick, tore his ACL last August and needed to wait until the second week of September to be officially cleared for a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. He played one snap against Notre Dame while trying to regain stamina and confidence in his injured leg. Head coach Mark Dantonio said the team plans on being smart about how they work Davis back into the lineup.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State is 2-0 in 2016, fresh off 36-28 road win over Notre Dame in a game that was more of a domination than the score indicates. The Spartans have won two of the last three Big Ten titles, played in the College Football Playoff last season and are ranked No. 8 in the country entering Big Ten play. Yet when CBS Sports college football analyst Dennis Dodd was asked for a team flying under the radar so far this season, he went with the Green and White.
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Football mlive.com —  Sure, that Wisconsin game on Saturday is pretty big. No. 8 vs. No. 11 in the Big Ten opener. But that game five weeks down the road in Spartan Stadium is setting up as a potential perfect storm of a rivalry game. I think you know which one I'm talking about.
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Football espn.com —  The marquee Big Ten game of Week 4 features two programs whose budding rivalry had been on the back burner because of division realignment. Fortunately for college football fans, Wisconsin and Michigan State will finally share the field again.
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Football spartannation.com —  The Wisconsin Badgers come to town looking more like a M*A*S*H unit than a football team. The Badgers top two RB’s in Corey Clement & Taiwan Deal are both questionable and not 100% should they play. OL Micah Kapoi and Jon Dietzen are both questionable as is DE Billy Hirschfeld. Out for this game are K Rafael Gaglianone (more on this later), RB Bradrick Shaw, CB Natrell Jamerson. Another key loss is LB Chris Orr who is out for the season.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Big Ten conference play is finally here. Michigan State is kicking off this Saturday vs the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers are fantastic opponent to have lead off the conference schedule as these two teams always leave it on the field when they get matched up against each other. It is going to be a tight one, and defense will be key. Time to put the Green and White back on and get ready for the weekend.
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Football detroitnews.com —  East Lansing is the site of one of the biggest college football games of the weekend when No. 11 Wisconsin comes to town to face No. 8 Michigan State. The list of recruits expected to be on hand is growing quickly and many notable names are already confirmed.
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Football isportsweb.com —  With the addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten Conference, the Michigan State football team’s budding rivalry with Wisconsin was put on hold. The two most physical teams in the conference will face off once again this Saturday in a game that should be the focal point of the Big Ten this weekend. Here are three reasons the Spartans start the conference season 1-0 and three reasons they fall behind the eight ball in the Big Ten.
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Football freep.com —  One of the fastest recruits in the nation for the class of 2017 is Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy's Kahlee "K.J." Hamler. Before IMG, Hamler starred in football and track for Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Hamler is taking an official visit to Michigan State.
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