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Nov 22, 2015 Seth Newman | View Comments

As the wind and light rain whipped around Ohio Stadium, a dim glow showed through on the scoreboard.

Michigan State 17 Ohio State 14  0:00 

The Spartans had a dim chance of beating the defending national champions on the road, and without their soon to be NFL quarterback Connor Cook, the Spartans shot of winning was next to nothing. But after the Spartans physically beat down the Buckeyes in an old-school slugfest, the Spartans playoffs hopes are brighter than ever. 

MSU never led in the game until the clock struck zero, just like when the Spartans played at Michigan this year and just like that game, the Spartans won on the final play with special teams. Michael Geiger was struggling this season. He wasn't healthy last season when the stuggles started, and much like other kickers, his mental state was shaken this season. Fans would nervously put their head in their hands and peak through to watch Geiger this season. His lowest point came when he kicked the ball into the back of his offensive lineman. 

So when Geiger trotted onto the field with three seconds left after already [..]

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Defense Shells Terripins

Nov 14, 2015 Seth Newman | View Comments

The Spartan Dawg defense we have rarely watched this season broke out against Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Michigan State forced five turnovers including a pick-six by linebacker Riley Bullough that swung all the momentum in MSU's favor before halftime. The biggest question from the game is the status of Connor Cook's arm. Mark Dantonio said he nicked his arm, but both Dantonio and Cook showed confidence in Cook's chances to play against Ohio State next Saturday. The injury kept Cook out the rest of the game against Maryland, but both player and coach said it was for precautionary measures. 

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Back up QB Tyler O'Connor looked good on the first drive that led to a touchdown, but the team relied on running back Gerald Holmes for most of the game. O'Connor said that if he needs to be called upon for Ohio State, he is ready. 

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Michigan State hosts Maryland at Noon on Saturday, with our pregame starting at 10:30 AM. Last season, MSU lost to Ohio State and then bounced back against Maryland. MSU is hoping to repeat that process and get back on track in the Big Ten race against Maryland this weekend. 

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The one rule that Coach Dantonio has for every game is the 24 hour rule. You can think about the game whether you win or lose for 24 hours, and after that let it go. Connor Cook said the team stuck to that rule, even though it was difficult for sure, and their attention is set to Maryland now. 

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Jack Conklin admitted that MSU didn't finish off opponents because they knew they were always going to win the game, there wasn't a sense of urgency, but there is now, and that's why Conklin believes you will see a totally different MSU team this weekend. One that won't slow [..]

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