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Michigan State followed an upset win at Penn State with a 21-7 loss to Michigan last week.Here are three highlights and three concerns from the game for the Spartans (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten), who host Purdue (4-3, 3-1) on Saturday (noon, ESPN)

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No college football team had ever lost to Eastern Michigan and beaten Ohio State in the same season — until Purdue, this season. That’s the swing in the Boilermakers’ season in a nutshell. Purdue has gone from 0-3 to 4-3 and a tie for first place in the Big Ten’s West Division, with the upset of the season thus far — a 49-20 thumping of the Buckeyes on Saturday night in West Lafayette.

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Three losses in the first seven games. An offense that has vastly underachieved expectations and has been racked by injuries. Hopes of winning a Big Ten title gone. That’s the position Michigan State (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) is in one game past the midpoint of the season. Now it’s a matter of how the Spartans respond.

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Three Michigan State football players who helped and hurt their stock in the Spartans’ 21-7 loss to Michigan on Saturday.

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Monday afternoon, Ben Phlegar, the associate director of athletic communications at Michigan State, issued a statement regarding the pre-game skirmish that occurred between players from the two teams. In the statement, Michigan State says the football team followed the timeline it provided to Michigan’s football staff and that UM players and staffers refused to leave the field.

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Chalk up another early kickoff for the Spartans. Michigan State’s game at Maryland on Nov. 3 is scheduled for noon and will be broadcast on ESPN2, it was announced Monday afternoon.

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Defensively, the Spartan defense played pretty damn well, and kept MSU in it much longer than they should have been. So we will hit a couple plays here, and then move on to the next week.

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Since elevating Matt Allen to the starting center job, the position has been a rare source of stability for Michigan State’ offensive line. After the redshirt sophomore limped off the field during the second half of last Saturday’s loss to Michigan, it’s unclear whether the Spartans will have the luxury of Allen’s consistency this weekend against Purdue.“I really don’t want to get into the injury parts of that, and it’s sort of an unknown right now anyway,” MSU head coach Mark Dantonio said.

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“If he does have a bad moment, I’ve always believed that he could respond. I have faith in our other quarterbacks too, but I’m always going to give our guy a chance that he’s put himself in a situation where he’s proven himself and I think that he’s done that for us. That’s the reason we stayed with him.”

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That is the question Michigan State remains left with after losing to Michigan. What if those tipped passes on defense had been interceptions instead of drive-propelling completions? What if Andrew Dowell didn’t bite on Shea Patterson’s option fake? What if his brother, David, read the Michigan quarterback’s decision to keep it a fraction of a second sooner?

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Michigan State landed another future running back on Sunday when Coatsville (Pa.) Area product Aaron Young announced he was committing to the Spartans. Young, 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, is the top-ranked running back in the state of Pennsylvania and had offers from the likes of Penn State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Northwestern, Stanford and Ole Miss.

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What happens moving forward with Lewerke’s shoulder could dictate a move to either Rocky Lombardi or Theo Day, the 12th-year coach said Sunday night on a teleconference to recap the Spartans’ 21-7 loss to Michigan a day earlier.

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A day after losing at home to Michigan, Mark Dantonio didn’t feel any better about what happened during the game or any differently about what happened before it.

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For the third straight game, Michigan State is an underdog. At least for now, and barely. Purdue is an early one-point favorite against Michigan State, according to vegasinsider.com. The Spartans opened as 1.5-point favorites late Sunday afternoon, but the line quickly shifted in favor of the Boilermakers.

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Looking back at what happened in Michigan State’s 21-7 loss to Michigan and looking ahead to next Saturday’s home game with Purdue.

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Michigan was emphatic in every way on Saturday in East Lansing. The Wolverines left no doubt about their intentions – and a 21-7 dominating victory over Michigan State might have even suggested that they consider Michigan State a rival after all.

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After unimaginable injury luck, what can MSU even do at this point? No, seriously – what can you even do now? This is just getting flat-out depressing, and I don’t know if anyone has an answer. Hopefully if there is someone that knows what to do, they’re on the MSU sidelines. Of course, I’m talking about the injuries.

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Wearing helmets and gray sweatsuits, they started to pour through the Spartan Stadium tunnel at 10 a.m., lining up along the back of the north end zone. Players all linked arms to walk the length of the field, something they do before every home game, before gates open.

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Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 21-7 loss to Michigan Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch breaks down the Spartans’ performance in Saturday’s loss to Michigan.

No. 6 Michigan Tops No. 24 Michigan State Michigan State Official Site
The Spartans (4-3, 2-2) struggled to move the ball, getting held to 94 yards and failing to convert any of its 12 third downs.

Michigan came to play, Spartan offense didn’t Spartan Avenue
As soon as the ball was kicked, Michigan had a certain edge. The Spartans, too, were playing with high energy, but the Wolverines just had the pieces on defense that Michigan State couldn’t respond to.

Trick TD is lone highlight for Michigan State football against Michigan Detroit Free Press
There were deflected passes that went for receptions against Michigan State’s defense. There was another major injury — this time, it was Felton Davis III — that challenged an already stagnant offense. There was a defacing of the midfield logo after a pregame confrontation.

Brian Lewerke played with shoulder injury vs. Michigan Detroit Free Press
Brian Lewerke played injured against Michigan on Saturday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. Dantonio, speaking to reporters after MSU’s 21-7 loss to the Wolverines, said Lewerke did not practice from Monday-Thursday but was “well enough to play.” “Yeah, he was dinged,” Dantonio said, adding that Lewerke did not ask to come out of the game.

MSU loses in ugly fashion to UM, 21-7 The Only Colors
By the time the final whistle blew, Michigan State’s starting quarterback had been benched and the star wide receiver was likely lost for the rest of the season. Fresh off of their upset win over Penn State, the Michigan State Spartans fell flat against the Michigan Wolverines. MSU lost its third game of the year, going down 21-7 to its rival at Spartan Stadium. Possibly even more importantly, the offense may have lost their two most important players under very different circumstances.

MSU offense dominated by Wolverines in rivalry loss Impact Sports
Coming off an upset win over Penn State last week, Michigan State looked to carry their momentum over into Saturday’s matchup against in-state rival Michigan. Michigan was coming off an important Big Ten win themselves against Wisconsin and traveled to East Lansing, where they last won their most recent matchup against the Spartans in 2016.

Felton Davis tears Achilles, out for season Detroit Free Press
The Michigan State football team lost its best receiver during its rivalry game against the Michigan Wolverines. Spartans wideout Felton Davis III went down with a non-contact injury in the second quarter of Saturday’s 21-7 loss at Spartan Stadium. After being looked at by trainers, Davis was carted off the field. Coach Mark Dantonio confirmed after the game the senior ruptured his Achilles’ tendon on his left leg.

‘Bush league’: UM-MSU rivalry boils over into war of words Detroit News
Earlier in the week, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio suggested there has been more civility in the rivalry with Michigan over the previous three years. Those days appear to be long gone following No. 6 Michigan’s 21-7 victory over No. 24 Michigan State Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

Mark Dantonio says ‘BS’ to Jim Harbaugh’s ‘bush league’ claim MLive.com
The animosity between Michigan and Michigan State started with a confrontation two hours before the game. It continued with words exchanged after the outcome was decided and No. 6 Michigan beat No. 24 Michigan State 21-7 on Saturday afternoon in East Lansing.

Michigan State report card: Offense fails in loss to Michigan Detroit Free Press
Chris Solari rates the 24th-ranked Michigan State Spartans on a scale of 1 to 10 after their 21-7 loss to No. 6 Michigan.

Brian Lewerke can’t wait for all the injuries to stop Detroit Free Press
As Michigan State wide receiver Felton Davis III attempted to accelerate when the ball was snapped, he crumpled down immediately, grabbing at his left leg. After being looked at by trainers, he was carted off the field, head down late in the second quarter.

Dantonio, MSU players give their side of pre-game incident Spartan Tailgate
Before every game, MSU’s players link arms and walk the length of the field together. When they did so Saturday, a group of Michigan players and personnel did not move out of the way, causing the dust-up that allegedly included a Wolverine player getting clotheslined and another getting his headphones ripped off.

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