Football statenews.com —  I thought Connor played very well, but in the fourth quarter he needs to play better,” Dantonio said. “He’d be the first to admit that because coming down the stretch, that’s when your quarterback needs to play very very well and he had his opportunities to do those different things and he’s good enough, he’s proven he’s good enough."
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio eased his Michigan State players back into football mode on Thursday, ready to re-evaluate positions, renew competition and put the Spartans’ 46-27 loss to Oregon in the rearview mirror. “There’s always disappointment when you lose a tough football game,’’ said Dantonio, whose team saw an 11-game win streak dating back to last season snapped on the road by the No. 2-ranked Ducks.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Dantonio about Junior Receiver AJ Troup
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Football freep.com —  With a bye week, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio is using the time to visit several Detroit-area high schools. The Spartans are still looking to put the finishing touches on the recruiting class of 2015 and get a jump start on 2016-17.
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Football mlive.com —  Coach Mark Dantonio will look to correct the mistakes made against Oregon while building around the team strengths. Here are six players who are off to strong starts this season
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Football mlive.com —  Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said this week that the decision makes for stiffer competition in the Big Ten’s new east division. “It intensifies it, certainly,” Dantonio said Wednesday on SiriusXM. “I think you always want to play for something, I’m sure it’s very difficult if you’re Penn State to just play and at the end of the year you say ‘Well, what do we get after these wins and losses?’
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio talk about the bye week bringing a chance to recruit
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Football mlive.com —  Tyson Smith was recruited to Michigan State as a cornerback. But if the first two high school games of his senior year prove anything, he’s equally proficient as a wide receiver. Smith finished with two receptions and two interceptions in Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 55-6 win over Harper Woods Chandler Park last week.
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Football mlive.com —  Two games isn't much to draw on when it comes to evaluating a football team, but a bye week does present a convenient opportunity to scrutinize. Many of the No. 13-ranked Spartans have gotten off to good starts, including true freshmen Brian Allen and Malik McDowell on the offensive and defensive line, respectively. But a few returning players who were being counted on heavily have not yet played at their peak:
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Football detroitnews.com —  If there is a team that understands it’s possible to bounce back from an early season loss, it likely is Michigan State. The Spartans’ defeat at the hands of No. 2 Oregon on Saturday was a frustrating one, especially considering how well Michigan State played through almost three quarters, opening up a nine-point lead before the Ducks exploded for 28 straight points. But the Spartans have been down this road before.
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Football freep.com —  See, recruiting stars aren’t always meaningless — two of Michigan State’s most heralded 2014 recruits have become two essential freshmen this season. And in the trenches, no less. Offensive lineman Brian Allen (one of six “four-star” recruits in the class, according to rivals.com) and defensive tackle Malik McDowell (the only “five-star”) both said during camp that they were open-minded about playing vs. redshirting. As it turns out, No. 13 MSU (1-1) needs both badly, and both have been impressive in extensive reserve roles through two games.
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Football mlive.com —  Lippett ranks third in the nation with 150 yards receiving per game, pulling in a career-high 11 catches for 133 yards in last Saturday's 46-27 loss at No. 2 Oregon. The senior from Detroit Crockett High School said he told his teammates after the loss to the Ducks it's better to get the defeat out of the way, indicating Lippett doesn't plan to lose again.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio take a look back at last Saturday's game at Oregon.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio doesn't have a Heisman Trophy vote, but it's pretty clear if he did that Oregon's Marcus Mariota would be somewhere near the top. Dantonio said going into last Saturday's game with the Ducks that he prepared his team for a quarterback who could lead and make plays, and that's exactly what Mariota did in directing No. 2 Oregon to a 46-27 win over the No. 13 Spartans at Autzen Stadium.
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Football mlive.com —  "The bottom line is we regroup, we take the week, learn from this experience,'' Dantonio said following Saturday's game in Eugene. "We need to make sure we have growth from this environment.'' Playing a championship contender like Oregon can expose a team's flaws, and Dantonio and his staff will be quick to address shortcomings.
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Football spartannation.com —  The Spartan coaching staff has its sights set on one of the best quarterbacks of his class as well one of the best players in the state of New York – Jake Zembiec. This 6’2, 205 pound prospect has a wonderful combination of mobility and throwing ability that will make him a centerpiece for any big-time college program. Zembiec has a long list of schools to choose from, but Michigan State is certainly on his mind.
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Football mlive.com —  In the first game of his first season as a full-time starter in the NFL, former Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer led a 24-point second-half comeback on the road. He came up three points short of a win, though.
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Football detroitnews.com —  After Saturday's 46-27 defeat at the hands of Oregon, it's clear that this unit — while it showed flashes of dominance against the Ducks — still has plenty of work to do to become the elite group it has been the previous three seasons.
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