Michigan State isn't ready to celebrate quite yet.
The 13th-ranked Spartans locked up at least a tie for the Big Ten Legends Division title with their 41-28 win at Nebraska on Saturday. They need one more win, or one Minnesota loss, to clinch the division outright.
Linebacker Max Bullough wants to leave nothing to chance, so it's full steam ahead to Northwestern.
''We'll worry about all the other implications when they come,'' Bullough said. ''We can't play our bowl game tomorrow. We can't play our bowl game next week. We can just play the next game on the schedule.''
To be denied a second appearance in the conference championship game in three years, the Spartans (9-1, 6-0) would have to lose their last two games - at Northwestern (4-6, 0-6) and at home against Minnesota (8-2, 4-2) - plus the Gophers would have to beat Wisconsin at home this week.
The win over the Cornhuskers was a breakthrough. Before Saturday, Michigan State had beaten each of its Big Ten opponents at least ...