Posted December 30, 2011 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer It's been less than a month since Michigan State's Rose Bowl dreams fell apart in gut-wrenching fashion at the end of the Big Ten championship game. Isaiah Lewis was in the middle of two of the night's most important plays, and neither went the Spartans' way. But in case anyone was wondering, the sophomore safety got over it quickly. ''My whole life playing sports, from a little kid coming up through high school - things happen. I'll deal with it,'' Lewis said recently. ''You've got to learn from your mistakes to get better.'' No. 12 Michigan State takes on No. 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl on Monday. The Spartans are playing in Tampa, Fla. - instead of at the Rose Bowl - because of their 42-39 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. It was an excruciating defeat that was sealed when Lewis ran into the punter in the final minutes. For Michigan State, the healing ...
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