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Mark Dantonio becomes Michigan State’s winningest coach in domination of Northwestern Detroit Free Press
Michigan State football started out perfect, just like Mark Dantonio demanded. Only it was his much-maligned offense coming up big. Another opening-drive touchdown started the game, the Spartans’ third in four games, then the defense came up with three critical stops at the 1-yard line on Northwestern’s ensuing turnover-aided possession. That set the tone for Dantonio to become MSU’s all-time winningest coach with a 31-10 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

MSU downs Northwestern, Dantonio breaks program wins record Spartan Tailgate
Perhaps moving into conference play was just the fresh start Michigan State needed. The Spartans had some of the same drive-killing mistakes that slowed them in last week’s loss to Arizona State, but Saturday against Northwestern, they were able to overcome them and get some points on the board anyway. MSU’s 31-10 victory over the Wildcats moved Mark Dantonio atop MSU’s all-time wins list. He came into the game tied with Duffy Daugherty with 109 wins.

Spartans bounce back, tame Wildcats to give Mark Dantonio record win Detroit News
Early this week, Mark Dantonio said his team would respond. In fact, the Michigan State coach promised it. The Spartans didn’t make their coach look bad as Brian Lewerke threw for three touchdown passes and Michigan State beat Northwestern, 31-10, Saturday in front of 40,114 at Ryan Field. The victory ended a three-game skid to the Wildcats and provides a winning start as Michigan State (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) begins a stretch of three road games in four weeks.

MSU Vs. Northwestern Instant Reaction: four key takeaways Spartans Wire
Michigan State crushed Northwestern 31-10. This game got better with time for Spartan fans. The offense was rocky in the first half, but, improved in the second half. All the while, MSU’s defense continues to dominate opponents.

Dantonio Becomes MSU’s All-Time Winningest Head Coach In MSU’s 31-10 Rout Of Northwestern Michigan State Athletics
Brian Lewerke had three touchdown passes, Elijah Collins added a rushing TD and Michigan State bounced back from a stunning loss a week ago for a 31-10 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The win was the 110th for coach Mark Dantonio at Michigan State, which makes him the winningest coach in program history. Dantonio, who had been tied with Duffy Daugherty, is 110-52 in 13 seasons.

Michigan State routs Northwestern in Big Ten opener MLive.com
Mark Dantonio promised his team would respond and the Michigan State coach was correct.
The Spartans rebounded from a deflating 10-7 loss to Arizona State last week with a 31-10 win at Northwestern on Saturday to open Big Ten play.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s football win over Northwestern Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch provides instant thoughts on the Michigan State Spartans’ 31-10 win over Northwestern.

Mark Dantonio stands alone in MSU football history as Spartans beat Northwestern State News
Mark Dantonio: The winningest Head Coach in Michigan State history. It’s now official. A week after Dantonio’s party was spoiled in Spartan Stadium, Michigan State went on the road and got the job done. The Spartans defeated Northwestern 31-10, Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field, giving Dantonio his 110th career win, passing Duffy Daugherty for most in Michigan State history.

Michigan State football finally can celebrate Mark Dantonio with record-setting win Detroit Free Press
“I was thinking about that all week,” linebacker Tyriq Thompson said. “It’s a really good feeling to be on a team that’s a part of Coach D breaking that record and his legacy. It’s definitely something we’ll be able to look back on 20 years down the road and be proud of.”

Victory over Northwestern gets Michigan State out of ‘the dumps’ Detroit News
The players went looking for the Gatorade buckets on Saturday afternoon, but the water had already been dumped out. There would be no soaking for head coach Mark Dantonio, who had just won his 110th game as Michigan State’s coach to surpass Duffy Daugherty and become the winningest coach in program history. The 31-10 victory over Northwestern had long been decided, but this would be a dry celebration.

‘Mr. Reliable’ Matt Seybert turns risk into long-awaited reward at Michigan State Detroit News
Matt Seybert admits there were times he wondered if he made the right choice. Was it the right call to transfer from Buffalo to Michigan State after just one season? When he was deep down the depth chart at tight end, switched to defensive end then flipped back to tight end, was it all going to work out? Seybert wasn’t sure. In fact, he’d never made a decision quite like it.

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Other than “touchdowns” and “no injuries” here are three things we want to see tomorrow, as well as a few key stats and a best bet I spent about .3 seconds debating.

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Louie Vaccher covers Northwestern football and is publisher and managing editor of WildcatReport, the Rivals site covering the Wildcats. He breaks down the Wildcats for The Detroit News, answering five questions heading into Saturday’s Michigan State-Northwestern game at Ryan Field.

Source: Michigan State at Northwestern: View from the other side

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Dantonio is also 4-1 against the Wildcats at Ryan Field. Although, it’s been awhile since MSU has been on the right side of things, having lost three in a row to NW and are hoping to snap the losing streak this weekend.Today, we’ve brought in Noah Coffman, from Inside NU, to help Spartan fans prep for kickoff.

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A true freshman walk-on long snapper from Westerville South High School in Ohio, Pedrozo didn’t anticipate playing at all this season. He was planning on soaking up his first year of college and learning while taking a redshirt with the hope of winning the job in 2020.

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It’s possible this season’s defense, if it continues its current path, could rival the 2013 Rose Bowl-winning unit as the best of the Mark Dantonio era, which finished second in the nation in both rushing (86.3 yards) and total defense (251.9).

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Recap of Arizona State and Preview of Northwestern. Special Guests, WR Darrell Stewart Jr. and DL Raequan Williams

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The high school football season is already reaching the midway point in some states, and some Michigan State 2020 commits are making noise for their teams.

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Growing up in Detroit, Tyriq Thompson was surrounded by tradition. His father was a football legend at the local high school who went on to be an All-Big Ten selection at safety for Michigan and later drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.

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Lewerke, who will make his fourth start against Northwestern, has never beaten the Wildcats despite putting up strong numbers. He is 82 for 127 for 873 yards and six TDs in those three losses.

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Through the first two games Michigan State’s special teams unit was one of the strengths of the team. That was…not the case last week against Arizona State.While it wasn’t a failure across the board, the problems were glaring and certainly played into costing MSU the game.

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Mark Dantonio will look to become Michigan State’s all-time winningest coach as the Spartans open Big Ten play at Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT in Evanston, Illinois. The game will be broadcast nationally on ABC, with Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst) and Tom Luginbill (sidelines) on the call.

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Mark Dantonio has challenged his team’s defense to achieve perfection as it operates with a small margin for error this season. But with its next opponent, perfection, or anything close to it, has been elusive for the last three years.

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Raequan Williams and Mike Panasiuk appear nearly inseparable on and off the field.They’re both Michigan State senior defensive tackles and both Chicago-area natives who are headed home this weekend when the Spartans (2-1) play at Northwestern (1-1).

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Alan Haller, MSU’s deputy athletic director, told the Free Press on Thursday that he and Dantonio were part of meetings last week to discuss planning for upgrades to help the program, in the short- and long-term.

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On the night Dantonio called for “Little Giants,” he probably felt he didn’t have much to lose. The program didn’t carry the expectation then it does now. And as most coaches will tell you, it’s easier to create expectation than it is to meet it once you’ve created it.

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We are moving forwards after last week and into conference play. The Spartans take to the road for the first time this season to face a team that has given them fits recently. The reigning Big Ten West champs from Northwestern await the Spartans on Saturday afternoon, so let’s get to know more about the boys in purple.

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Matt Charboneau and Tony Paul talk about the Arizona State debacle and they preview the Northwestern battle on Saturday.

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