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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

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over Leroy Clark #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 8, 2014 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 34-16. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Ready For Heisman Showdown With Abdullah

This week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.

11/13/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 8: Head coach Jerry Kill of the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the sidelines against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter on November 8, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Big Ten Expansion Leaves Uneven Schedules

If Minnesota wins the Big Ten’s West Division, the Golden Gophers will have done it the hard way.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Michigan State Spartans mascot Sparty waits to take the field before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Spartans Dealing With Disappointment After Loss

It had been a while since Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi had to answer for a loss like this.

97.1 The Ticket–11/10/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: A group of Ohio State Buckeyes defenders tackle Aaron Burbridge #16 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Former Spartan Kyler Elsworth Blasts Michigan State Student Section

Michigan State trailed by one touchdown at halftime, but Ohio State led, 42-24, by the start of the fourth quarter.

CBS Detroit–11/09/2014

EVANSTON IL - NOVEMBER 08: De'Veon Smith #4 of the Michigan Wolverines runs against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on November 8, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 10-9.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Michigan Hangs On For Ugly 10-9 Win Over Northwestern

De’Veon Smith ran for a career-high 121 yards and a touchdown, and Michigan beat Northwestern after the Wildcats’ Trevor Siemian slipped attempting a two-point conversion at the end of the game.

97.1 The Ticket–11/09/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a 17-yard touchdown ahead of Trae Waynes #15 of the Michigan State Spartans in the fourth quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Playoff Dreams Crumble Vs. Ohio State

With one overwhelming offensive display, the Buckeyes (8-1, 5-0) re-established themselves as the Big Ten’s dominant team under coach Urban Meyer.

97.1 The Ticket–11/09/2014

EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 16: Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines outruns Deonte Gibson #98 of the Northwestern Wildcats during play in overtime at Ryan Field on November 16, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Michigan, Northwestern Both Trying To Salvage Seasons

The Wolverines (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) must win two of their final three games to stay in the running, and with a trip to Ohio State still looming, they can’t afford a letdown.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2014

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