Football mlive.com —  The most efficient member of Michigan State's "No Fly Zone" secondary has also been the quietest. Opponents have thrown away from Trae Waynes on the field, while he's shied away from the cameras off the field. For Waynes -- who has widely been projected as a first round pick in the 2015 NFL draft -- it's all about focus. That's why it came as no surprise when Waynes said he wasn't ready to discuss whether or not he would return for his senior season with the Spartans.
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Football freep.com —  This past weekend Michigan State hosted several players on official recruiting visits. Two of the players have already committed to play for the Spartans, wide receiver Felton Davis of Highland Spring High School in Virginia and defensive back Josh Butler of West Mesquite High School in Texas.
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Football detroitnews.com —  "When it came down to defending the pass, it all comes down to the D-line because it starts up front," defensive end Shilique Calhoun said. "If we can get home faster, there is less opportunity for them to get the ball. We have to shed our blocks and make more opportunity for our linebackers to come downhill and make plays." Calhoun managed half a sack, but most of the pressure from the front came in the first quarter. After that, the Ohio State offensive line was in control.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Michigan State is now ranked 12th in the college football playoff rankings and — with their second loss on the season — have watched their national title hopes slip away. Despite the loss, Dantonio says there is plenty to play for, and it is too soon to change the mantra from being the hunter to the hunted.
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Football statenews.com —  It’s been nearly a week since No. 12 MSU’s playoff hopes and dreams were slashed by No. 8 Ohio State and the Spartans are now left picking up the pieces.
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Football mlive.com —  The Houston Texans signed former Michigan State middle linebacker Max Bullough to their 53-man roster off their practice squad, according to profootball.scout.com. Bullough, who signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent in May, earned a spot on the practice squad with his performance in camp and play in the preseason. He made14 tackles and an interception in four exhibition games.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State defensive line coach Ron Burton said the Spartans weren't completely dominated up front, but they weren't consistent enough against Ohio State on Saturday night. "You can't be one play on and one play off, you have to do it consistently through the game, and that's what it's all about,'' Burton said Wednesday. "We had our chances to make plays, and we didn't make plays.''
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Football spartannation.com —  Coming off their 49-37 loss to Ohio State, the Spartans travel to College Park to face the Maryland Terrapins at 8:00 on the Big Ten Network.
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Football freep.com —  Shilique Calhoun and the rest of Michigan State's starting defensive line have logged heavy snaps this season. But the junior defensive end maintained that he and the other starters aren't wearing down.
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Football statenews.com —  The loss to No. 8 Ohio State has put to bed any hope of playing in the College Football Playoff for No. 12 MSU , but that doesn’t mean the Spartans won’t have a nice trip for a bowl game this postseason.
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Football mlive.com —  Justice Alexander saved his biggest game of the year for his team's playoff opener. The 6-foot-6, 236-pound three-star defensive end from Ohio recorded three sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 total tackles in his Nordonia team's 58-26 win over Fremont Ross. The Knights are now 11-0 in the year and into the second round of the playoffs.
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Football statenews.com —  Junior linebacker Darien Harris has had an eventful week. The native of Silver Springs, Md. has been working the phones to ensure that as many of his family and friends are able to go to College Park, Md. to see No. 12 MSU (7-2 overall, 4-1 Big Ten) take on Maryland (6-3 overall, 3-2 Big Ten). Harris estimated that he has about 100 friends and family that will be in Byrd Stadium Saturday night.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Topics include:
--There was a game Saturday. We are sad.
--Is the defense broke?
--Playoff talk would have gone here. What are we playing for now?
--What do we know about Maryland, other than that one guy is out?
--There's a basketball game Friday. So there's that.
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Football sports.yahoo.com —  It has been a while since Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi had to answer for a loss like the one Michigan State suffered last weekend. The coach and defensive coordinator have turned Michigan State into one of the Big Ten's top programs, but their team looked overmatched at times in a 49-37 loss to then-No. 13 Ohio State.
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Football mlive.com —  There were plenty of questions about the Michigan State defense after it was ransacked by Ohio State last Saturday night, with the Buckeyes rolling up 568 yards en route to the 49-37 victory. Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi answered some of those questions even as he turns his focus forward to an 8 p.m. game this Saturday against a Maryland team (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) that features a complex offense.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State has to downgrade its goals and its expectations, if not its self-image. Of course, coach Mark Dantonio might have just been reacting to a question that ruffled him when he said Tuesday: "I still think we have an opportunity to be the best team in the Big Ten. It may not show in the record, but I still believe we have that possibility."
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