Spartans Getting A Lift From "ROCKY" LombardiWhen Rocky Lombardi took the field as Michigan State's starting quarterback last weekend, it was another example of how this season has turned out a lot different from what the Spartans envisioned.
Dantonio Lets Harbaugh Have Last Word, Sets Sights On PurdueThe Michigan State coach opened his news conference Tuesday saying he was done talking about the pregame flap when several Wolverine players on the field were caught up in the Spartans' traditional stadium walk. Dantonio then tried to direct attention to Michigan State's game this Saturday against Purdue.
Patterson-led No. 6 Michigan Tops No. 24 Michigan State 21-7Michigan had plenty of reasons to be motivated to beat Michigan State, barely defeating its in-state rival over the last decade and losing to every ranked team on the road for a dozen years.
Spartans, Wolverines Showing Respect Before Big Matchup2007: After a win over the Spartans, Michigan's Mike Hart refers to Michigan State as a little brother. Dantonio responds by warning the Wolverines that "pride comes before the fall" — and the Spartans have won eight of 10 in the series since then.
No. 24 Spartans Have 'Chip' Back With No. 6 Michigan LoomingAfter upsetting Penn State on the road last weekend, Michigan State feels it has a bit of its identity back.
Lewerke Rallies Michigan State Over No. 8 Penn State, 21-17As the evening wore on against No. 8 Penn State, it was clear the Spartans were all-in.
Michigan State's Hartbarger Likely Done For The SeasonMichigan State coach Mark Dantonio says punter Jake Hartbarger's leg injury from last month is likely to end his season.
Thorson Leads Northwestern Past No. 20 Michigan State 29-19On a day when Northwestern had little choice but to pass early and often, Clayton Thorson was up to the task.
Spartans, Wildcats Have Plenty Of Room For ImprovementHere are a few things to watch when the Spartans host the Wildcats this weekend
The No. 20 Ranked Michigan State Spartans Take on Thorson, NorthwesternNorthwestern nearly knocked off Michigan last weekend, and the Wildcats can re-establish themselves as a dangerous team in the Big Ten with a win over the Spartans.
No. 20 Michigan State Again Looks Strong Against The Run.One thing Mark Dantonio can often count on is that Michigan State will be able to stop the run.