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Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Battered Big Ten Is Beleaguered, But Not Beaten Just Yet

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.

09/09/2014

EUGENE, OR -SEPTEMBER 06: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball as linebacker Ed Davis #43 of the Michigan State Spartans gives chase during the third quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won the game 46-27. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Mariota Piles Up Oregon Records

Marcus Mariota keeps piling up records at Oregon. What he’d really like to collect is wins.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2014

Quarterback Tyler O'Connor of the Michigan State Spartans drops back to hand off the ball as tight end Jamal Lyles #11 moves up to block against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks during the second half at Spartan Stadium on August 29, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

No. 3 Oregon Ready To Host No. 7 Michigan State

For Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, there’s truth in the old cliche: Defense wins championships.

97.1 The Ticket–09/06/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - AUGUST 29:  Wide receiver Aaron Burbridge #16 of the Michigan State Spartans hurdles safety Folo Johnson #4 of the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on a 15-yard run during the first quarter at Spartan Stadium on August 29, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Caputo: 3 Things MSU Must Do In Order To Beat Oregon

The Spartans’ defense is capable of crowding the line of scrimmage and forcing Oregon QB Marcus Mariota to try to beat them with passes deep.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines hands the ball off during the first half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Big Week For The Big Ten

The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was armed with a quick rebuttal when the question came up again Tuesday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/03/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans signs an autograph after their 24-20 win over the Stanford Cardinal in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Confident Cook Leads Michigan State Into Showdown

Connor Cook tried his best last season to ignore the talk of how Michigan State’s defense was carrying the team.

97.1 The Ticket–09/03/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]

09/02/2014

Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drags down Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans in the third quarter during the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Sports Illustrated Picks MSU In Sugar Bowl And Michigan In Tax Slayer Bowl

Do you think either of these predictions will come true?

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: General view of Spartan Stadium Stadium during a game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan State Spartans on September 15, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

2014 Michigan State Football Predictions

We are just four days away from the start of the Michigan State football season and a lot of people have high expectations for Mark Dantonio’s boys.

97.1 The Ticket–08/25/2014

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 15: Denard Robinson #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes for yardage during the game against the Buffalo Bills at EverBank Field on December 15, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Denard Robinson Loves Calling MSU “Little Brother!” [VIDEO]

Robinson couldn’t help himself. He dropped “little brother” not once but multiple times as he was talking about the Spartans.

97.1 The Ticket–08/25/2014

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