Michigan State Spartans

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 20:  Michigan State Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action during the second half of the game against Eastern Michigan Eagles at Spartan Stadium on September 20, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Eastern Michigan 73-14  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dantonio On Rivalry: ‘Things Happen Over The Course Of Time That Just Begin To Set You On Edge’

“This is still the most important game on the schedule for me personally and for our program,” Dantonio said.

CBS Detroit–10/21/2014

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 04:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines jokes with Shane Morris #7 before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hoke Downplays Significance Of U-M Being 15-Point Underdog Against MSU

Hoke dismissed a question about Michigan’s status as a 15-point underdog, saying only gamblers care about that — and he does not gamble.

CBS Detroit–10/20/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to pass against the Michigan State Spartans during the second quarter at Spartan Stadium on November 2, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Faces Huge Task As Spartans Game Arrives

If all goes well, the Wolverines could walk out of Spartan Stadium having ruined Michigan State’s national-title hopes, but they insist that’s not their focus.

97.1 The Ticket–10/20/2014

BLOOMINGTON, IN - OCTOBER 18: Macgarrett Kings Jr. #85 of the Michigan State Spartans catches a pass as Tim Bennett #24 and Forisse Hardin #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers defend at Memorial Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

No. 8 Spartans Roll Past Hoosiers, 56-17

The Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) have won five straight overall, 13 consecutive games over conference foes and tied the school record with an eighth straight road win in league play.

97.1 The Ticket–10/18/2014

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Spartans Survive Boilermaker Comeback Thanks To Late Pick-Six; Beat Purdue, 45-31

The Boilermakers kept poking holes in the Spartans’ vaunted defense and twice got within a touchdown after falling into double-digit deficits.

97.1 The Ticket–10/11/2014

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 16: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers looks for an opening in the Michigan State Spartans during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Huskers Looking To Dent Michigan State Defense Again

In 2013, Nebraska totaled 392 yards against what would end up as the nation’s No. 2 defense, the problem was that the Huskers committed five turnovers and the Spartans won 41-28.

97.1 The Ticket–09/29/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Wide receiver Keith Mumphery #25 of the Michigan State Spartans is pursued by Eddie Yarbrough #55  of the Wyoming Cowboys and Patrick Mertens #95 on a 33-yard pass play for a touchdown during the first quarter at Spartan Stadium on September 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

No. 9 Michigan State Routs Wyoming, 56-14

Jeremy Langford rushed for 137 of the No. 9 Spartans’ 533 total yards and his 3-1 team completed its most explosive prolific four games in school history with a 50.3-point average.

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 20:  Evan Jones #85 of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a first down during the second quarter of the game against Eastern Michigan Eagles at Spartan Stadium on September 20, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Eastern Michigan 73-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

No. 11 Michigan State Smashes Eastern Michigan, 73-14

The Spartans came up three points short of matching the school record set in 1989 against Northwestern and found the end zone on their first five possessions.

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2014

Connor Cook (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) and Devin Gardner (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dennis Fithian’s MSU And U-M Weekend Predictions

See who Dennis Fithian picked to win the weekend’s two biggest matchups — Michigan State vs. Oregon and Michigan vs. Notre Dame.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks to pass against the defense of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dantonio Says Michigan State Will Not Be Intimidated Going To No. 3 Oregon

“If you look at our football program right now from when we’ve come in 2007, it was trying to get to these moments,” Dantonio said.

CBS Detroit–09/02/2014

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