Found October 25, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Theres only so many times in a season that a football coach can get his team to play to an emotional peak. Michigan States Mark Dantonio has to try to do it for the third straight week -- and the fourth time this month -- when the Spartans face another crucial Big Ten game Saturday at Nebraska. Showdown-tober began on the first day of the month at Ohio State, where MSU hadnt won in 13 years. Following a bye week came the annual grudge match with No. 10 Michigan, then last Saturdays Hail Mary upset of unbeaten, No. 4 Wisconsin. The Spartans are 34 of the way to a perfect October, which long ago was viewed as the key to this season. It gets no easier, however, with this weeks matchup of 6-1 teams. Michigan State (3-0 in the Big Ten) is ranked No. 10 while Nebraska (2-1) is No. 13. Whoever wins this football game sort of puts themselves in the drivers seat, Dantonio, referring to the Big Ten Legends Division race and potential tiebreaker scenarios, said dur...
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