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Michigan State Spartans center John Stipek (R) is consoled by a teammate while sitting on the bench during the second half of the Capital One Bowl college football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in Orlando, Florida, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Phelan M. Ebenhack (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Before the month of October started, Michigan State was staring at a brutal conference gauntlet of four straight games against Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Somehow, the Spartans found a way to win those first three, pushing themselves near the top 10 of the BCS rankings and taking control of the Big Ten Legends Division.
But with today’s loss to Nebraska, the Spartans and their very respectable 3-1 record during the month, need help to get to the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis.
It’s a cruel fate for a team that found different ways to win against three of the Big Ten’s top six teams, and somehow was able to get emotionally ready to play all three of...
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Even when Nebraska lost to Wisconsin in their Big Ten opener there was a big opportunity to get into the Championship Game for a rematch. Nebraska just needed to win and it wouldn’t have hurt to have some teams beat themselves, but that hasn’t happened. Huskers get ready to host the “leader” in the Legends Division this weekend, Michigan State.
Martinez's comments explain a lot, not in why Nebraska football has suffered fits and starts in the last decade, but why it hasn't completely emerged yet.
It's the inaugural Michigan State-Nebraska Big Ten conference game. The Huskers are having a one-loss season, but I don't think you'll find more disparate fan bases of one-loss teams than the Huskers and Spartans. Nebraska fans seem less than rosy on their odds tomorrow.
Michigan State head coach Mark DantonioOpening statement..."What a difference a week makes. That's the first thing I'll say. Obviously, I thought Nebraska came out and played very well defensively. They took the routes away from us downfield and doubled a bit with the safeties.
Here are notes and quotes from Michigan State's 24-3 loss to Nebraska on Saturday in Lincoln:
The Michigan State swimming and diving team opened up Big Ten action in their first road dual of the season at Iowa on Saturday. The Hawkeye men and women dominated the Spartans on both ends as the men fell 202-91 and the women lost with a final score of 184.5-93.5
The Michigan State women's golf team is in 10th place at the Landfall Tradition after shooting a 312 in the first round on Friday. Junior Caroline Powers led the Spartans with a 1-over 73 (36-37) and is tied for third on the individual leaderboard.
The Michigan State swimming & diving team will travel for its first road action and Big Ten dual meet this season to Iowa City, Iowa when it faces the Hawkeyes on Saturday, Oct. 28. Action is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. ET at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool with the men and women alternating heats.
The Michigan State volleyball team (17-6, 6-5 Big Ten) closes out its homestand with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Saturday, Oct. 29 against No. 11 Purdue (18-3, 7-3 Big Ten) inside Jenison Field House. The contest will have live video streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network at BTN.com. John Kreger (play-by-play) and Andrea Nelson (color analyst) will be on the call.
It looks as though Nebraska's defensive starters will be back in black Monday. The Cornhuskers shut down Kirk Cousins and Michigan State on Saturday with a dominating performance that would have made any Blackshirt of the past proud.