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Video: Mark Dantonio chats about the difficult defeat to Michigan on Saturday Spartan Sports Network
Video: MSU football players react to the Spartans 12-10 loss to Michigan Spartan Sports Network
Wolverines Edge Spartans With Field Goal, 12-10 MSUSpartans.com
Brendan Gibbons made a 38-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Michigan to a 12-10 win over Michigan State on Saturday.
Michigan State's four-game win streak against Michigan snapped by field goal in final seconds mLive
Michigan State entered the game as a double-digit underdog, but didn't lack any fight, just some first-half points.
Instant analysis: Michigan 12, MSU 10 ESPN Big Ten Blog
Michigan held off a second-half Spartans surge to end Michigan State's four-year winning streak. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson led a final-minute drive down the field and a field goal gave the Wolverines a 12-10 win.
Michigan State- 10 Michigan- 12 Rapid Reactions Banks of the Red Cedar
Don’t blame the defense for the loss. Don’t blame the offense for the loss. Don’t blame the special teams for the loss. Blame the whole team for a loss.
Spartans stunned by late field goal, fall to No. 23 Wolverines 12-10 State News
Michigan 12, Michigan State 10: Kneejerk Reactions The Only Colors
Immediate thoughts on another "close but no cigar" loss.
Defense keeps Wolverines out of end zone, offense scores just one TD mLive
A look at how each unit fared in Michigan State's 12-10 loss to Michigan at Michigan Stadium
Post-Game Notes: Michigan MSUSpartans.com
Michigan now leads the all-time series 68-32-5, including a 49-20-3 record in Ann Arbor . . . Michigan's 12-10 win snaps MSU's four-game winning streak in the series . . . Mark Dantonio is now 4-2 against the Wolverines.
MSU falls to U-M: Spartans' Big Ten title hopes ruined Detroit Free Press
This is where seasons are saved or lost, careers are defined, plays that will be long remembered are made. All of that was in play Saturday at Michigan Stadium — right in the center of a rivalry game with so much on the line for both sides.
Dantonio credits Michigan's Denard Robinson for key fourth-quarter plays mLive
Denard Robinson will finish his Michigan career with a win against Michigan State under his belt, and the quarterback didn't even need to lead a single touchdown drive to get it.
Post Game Quotes: Michigan MSUSpartans.com
Michigan State not putting 12-10 loss to Michigan on kicker Dan Conroy mLive
Michigan State kicker Dan Conroy missed a 38-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter while Michigan took to the field to celebrate after Brendan Gibbons hit the game-winner from the exact same distance.
Mike Sadler knew he was going to run fake punt long before fourth quarter mLive
"I knew that call was being considered from the first quarter, so I had a lot of time to think about it,'' said the 6-foot, 180-pound Sadler. "I was thinking 'don't fumble and get the first down.'"
Michigan State passes late, also plays it safe in first half of loss to Michigan mLive
In a game that's decided on a field goal in the final seconds, multiple plays and situations instantly come under a microscope. At least two deserve such treatment from Michigan State's 12-10 loss Saturday to Michigan.
Loss leaves Michigan State wondering what might have been Detroit News
It is, indeed, starting to sound like a broken record. But once again, Michigan State found itself explaining away a tough loss, lamenting a play here and a missed play there. This time it was Saturday's 12-10 loss to Michigan.
In game of inches, MSU keeps falling short State News
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. On fourth-and-one, senior kicker Dan Conroy lines up for a 38-yard field goal. It sails wide left. In the final minutes of the game, MSU’s offense has a chance to run out the clock. They go three and out. MSU’s defense finds itself needing to come up with a big stop to win the game. It doesn’t.
Big House Blues State News
They had their chance. Just like they did against Iowa, and just like they did against Ohio State. The Spartans’ defense stood on the field in the game’s final minutes needing a stop. But, for one reason or another, the clutch plays synonymous with MSU football during the past two seasons just haven’t been made.
Michigan State starts cautiously in loss to rival Michigan Detroit News
The debate will probably go on for some time, the way it does for a team that has suffered through three difficult losses in the last four weeks. But early in Michigan State's 12-10 loss to Michigan on Saturday, there could be some debate about whether it appeared the Spartans and coach Mark Dantonio were playing to win, or playing not to lose.
Lack of offense leaves Michigan State scrambling to salvage its season Detroit News
Not since 2009, when things went south before the birds, have the Spartans found themselves where they are now, sitting at .500 with a 4-4 overall record and a 1-3 conference mark that all but ends their championship hopes.
Clark Solid in First Starting Assignment MSUSpartans.com
The entirety of Donavon Clark's playing experience at Michigan State was barely enough to earn him a varsity letter, let alone a starting assignment at left offensive tackle in front of 113,833 fans in Michigan Stadium.
Spartans Lose Another Nail-Biter MSUSpartans.com
Losing to Michigan for the first time in five years is supposed to hurt a Michigan State football player. It should induce a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach and cause sleepless moments spent pondering how things might have changed in the Spartans' favor if only he had done this, that or something else a little better.
Mark Dantonio tips hat and bids adieu to Denard Robinson Detroit Free Press
His defense has received a lot of credit for stopping Denard Robinson, and Saturday it held Robinson and Michigan out of the end zone. But Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was tipping his hat to Robinson after the game -- after watching Robinson make a few key plays late to help U-M rally for a 12-10 victory over the Spartans at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan State fans show cautious optimism Detroit Free Press
Michigan State fans were plentiful Saturday on the streets and in the lots surrounding Michigan Stadium, though the patches of green in the stands weren't nearly as large as the last time the Spartans played here.
Grading the Spartans in loss to Michigan Detroit Free Press
Joe Rexrode rates the Spartans on a scale of 1 to 10
Hey Joe: 10 thoughts from Michigan State's loss to Michigan
Touchdown drive a glimpse of Michigan State's potential mLive
Drives like that show the Spartans' potential on offense, and offer some proof Maxwell's words aren't just lip service. "I know it doesn't show on the scoreboarad or the win-loss column, but we feel like our team keeps making strides," Maxwell said. "We had one of our best weeks of practice yet."
Paul Lang scores successful comeback from back injury
Paul Lang completed a journey from the cyberspace of online classes earlier this year to the end zone of the nation's largest football stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Spartans fail to beat Michigan for fifth consecutive season
It’s been five long years since the Wolverines last defeated the Spartans, and today, Michigan got their mojo back. The Spartans (4-4, 1-3) fell to the Wolverines (5-2, 3-0) 12-10 in a game that had vintage Michigan vs. Michigan State written all over it.