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EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

No. 10 Michigan State Seeks Statement At Penn State

Mark Dantonio is calling Saturday’s game at Penn State a “program game” because No. 10 Michigan State has the opportunity to win at least 10 games for the fourth time in five years.

97.1 The Ticket–11/28/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 1:  Michigan Wolverines head football coach Brady Hoke watches the pre game warms ups prior to the start of the game against Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium on November 1 , 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan, Ohio State Both Risk A Lot In ‘The Game’

Michigan loses and its season ends. Ohio State loses and it still will play for the Big Ten title a week later in Indianapolis against the Minnesota-Wisconsin winner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2014

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up prior to the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mariota And Gordon Leading The Race Down Final Stretch

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.

11/26/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: Briean Boddy-Calhoun #29 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers catches a pass intended for Corey Smith #84 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For Rivalries

With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. There is plenty of drama to pay attention to this weekend, and that is something every college football fan can be thankful for.

11/25/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 13: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Brady Hoke watches the pregame warm ups prior to the start of the game against the Miami Redhawks Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke’s Job Security Underlying Current In ‘The Game’

Michigan (5-6, 3-4) needs a win just to be bowl eligible, in addition to momentarily quieting the talk about Hoke’s future.

97.1 The Ticket–11/24/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Mike Sadler #3 and Lawrence Thomas #8 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Shut Out Of Title Game, Spartans Celebrate Seniors

Mark Dantonio’s No. 10-ranked team (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) had a great day from its pre-game family reunions on the field to its final salute from a frozen student section.

97.1 The Ticket–11/23/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State’s Resurrection As Playoff Contender

If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. The freshman starting quarterback has stepped into a tough spot and has grown and matured along the way with terrific results.

11/20/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes returns a punt 26 yards in the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Conference And Division Championship Races Come Down Final Stretch

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.

11/18/2014

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during a college football game against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on November 15, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  The Spartans won 37-15.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

No. 12 Michigan State Beats Maryland, 37-15

Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, and Michigan State received a strong performance from its defense in a 37-15 victory Saturday night.

97.1 The Ticket–11/16/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State Can’t Afford A Let Down In Maryland

Last week’s 49-37 defeat essentially dropped the Spartans (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) out of the college playoff picture, now it’s up to coach Mark Dantonio to make sure one loss doesn’t lead to another.

97.1 The Ticket–11/14/2014

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