It had been a while since Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi had to answer for a loss like this.
First place in the Big Ten’s East Division — and a possible spot in college football’s new four-team playoff. That’s what’s on the line, and there’s no need for extra incentive or ill will.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s scarlet and gray ties run deep.
Game of the week? Try game of the Big Ten regular season when East Division heavyweights Ohio State and Michigan State duke it out in East Lansing, Michigan.
With teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings to both the bowl game and playoff picture. While there are many top matchups this weekend to watch, let’s look at the 5 must-watch games that have the most at stake for the teams playing in them.
I have argued this week that this is quite possibly the biggest game the Spartans have played since 1966.
Sorry, Michigan fans, it’s starting to look like the real rivalry around here.
“You can always have more than one rivalry,” Taiwan Jones said, “Regardless if they think it’s one or not, we’re going to treat it as one.”
Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.
Michigan State and Ohio State will face off this weekend in East Lansing.