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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Football mlive.com —  More than one player has repeated the old football adage this week that when rivals meet on the field, records can be thrown out the window. But when it comes to the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry, history shows that's truly been the case often enough.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Podcasting from The Only Colors is back.

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Football mlive.com —  Michigan and Michigan State square off Saturday at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. We asked MLive beat writers Mike Griffith (Spartans) and Nick Baumgardner (Wolverines) to break down the team they cover, position by position.
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Football sportingnews.com —  Before Dantonio took over at Michigan State, Michigan fans held a long-standing reputation as the “Arrogant Asses” among the Spartans faithful. What did you expect? From the time Bo Schembechler arrived in 1969 through the Lloyd Carr era, the Wolverines held a 30-9 advantage in the rivalry. Schembechler alone went 17-4,. Carr went 10-3. If you beat somebody that bad for that long and they still mouthed off, you’d be arrogant, too. Michigan fans simply followed their leaders.
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Football media.ccomrcdn.com —  Shep talks to Matt Charboneau, Michigan State beat writer for the Detroit News, about the game between the Spartans and Wolverines, the turning point in the rivalry and how Mark Dantonio has overtaken Michigan.


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Football mlive.com —  The game comes at just the right time of the season for Michigan State, as it will serve to electrify the team after back-to-back road trips against teams the Spartans appeared at times to be bored with playing, Purdue (45-31) and Indiana (56-17).
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Football sports.yahoo.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio refused to admit this week that his team has dominated its rivalry with Michigan lately. In fact, the Spartans' leader wouldn't even acknowledge that Michigan State dominated last year's meeting, when the Wolverines finished with minus-48 yards rushing in a 29-6 loss. Dantonio chose his words carefully, but his message was clear: No matter how many times the Spartans batter their in-state rivals, it will never be enough.
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Football freep.com —  “They stopped the clock, Jim. They stopped the clock when they shouldn’t have. That clock should have run out. That’s unbelievable. ... That’s criminal. ... Jim, this game was stolen from the Michigan Wolverines.” U-M play-by-play announcer Frank Beckmann, on the WJR-AM (760) call during the 2001 game, speaking to analyst Jim Brandstatter.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State will be hosting a large contingent of class of 2016 prospects on campus this weekend. Below is a list of some of the players that are expected to be in East Lansing on Saturday and are on the Spartan recruiting radar for the following year.
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