Michigan State Spartans
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“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.
Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented junior had hurt himself.
The eighth-ranked Spartans open the season Friday night against Jacksonville State of the Ohio Valley Conference, but the Gamecocks are hardly pushovers.
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The coach also announced the team captains Thursday.
Going into the season, this might not be where you would think the Wolverines and Spartans should be ranked.
The rankings might surprise you, especially if you thought that the defending conference champion and Rose Bowl-winning Spartans were the best team in the Big Ten.
Last season’s Big Ten title and Rose Bowl victory was the culmination of Michigan State’s steady improvement in Dantonio’s seven seasons at the helm.
The redshirt sophomore averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds last season, while shooting 49.4 percent from the 3-point line.