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LJ Scott carried all of Michigan State's dreams and hopes in his arms as he ran toward the goal line with less than 30 seconds to play in the Big Ten Championship against Iowa. Ahead of him, senior fullback Trevon Pendleton brought down an Iowa defender to their knees with a perfect block placement. That left three defenders for Scott to go through to score the game-winning touchdown. Iowa players wrapped around Scott clinging to him, hoping to bring him down along with Spartan fan's dreams in one tackle. Scott spun, pulling away from two defenders. In his head, he knew what he was about to do could get
him into trouble. Scott reached the ball out, desperately trying to extend the nose of the ball across the goal line. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio scolds players for putting the ball into such a vulnerable position to be knocked from their hands, fumbled away. Scott had to score, so against Dantonio's rule, Scott reached out. A third Iowa defender closed in on Scott locked in on his extended arm with the football, ready to knock it loose. But then Scott followed the [..]

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Michigan State vs Iowa Preview

Dec 05, 2015 Seth Newman | View Comments

Michigan State has been here before. The Spartans have reached Indy once again, and will face the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday. This will be the third trip for the Spartans in the last five years, having faced Wisconsin and Ohio State before. That experience is valuable to the team coupled with a Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl wins. The Spartans won't be afraid or intimidated in the spot light. Iowa on the other hand hasn't been to a big bowl game since 2010, so this atmosphere will be relatively new to them.

The Spartans have faced a tougher road to get here with wins against Oregon, at Michigan, at Ohio State, it's important to note that all four of MSU's non-conference opponents have won seven games or more. Iowa has played quality opponents, but MSU's schedule has prepared them for everything they are about to face. Mark Dantonio will have the team ready for anything.

Connor Cook and Shilique Calhoun came back for their senior seasons to win the Big Ten. They have the opportunity to do that with a win. This season hasn't always been easy, or looked good [..]

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Big Ten East Division Champs

Nov 29, 2015 Seth Newman | View Comments

Head coach Mark Dantonio loves his championship hats, and on Saturday night, he got to wear a brand new fresh hat.

"Big Ten East Division Champs 2015"

He wore the hat along with a big grin.

It's tough not to grin right now as a Spartan, with the football team winning the division on their way to the Big Ten Championship game in Indy with a playoff spot on the line while the men's basketball team is undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the nation.

Dantonio made history tonight by becoming the first coach in Big Ten history to win 11 games five times in a span of six seasons. That achievement alone should be rewarded with a hat, but Dantonio will gladly take his new hat and trophy and head to the Big Ten Championship. The journey to get here hasn't be easy, but that's what makes it sweet. Injuries struck at an alarming number. Linebacker Ed Davis, offensive lineman Dennis Finley, cornerback Vayante Copeland have been lost for the season. Cornerback Darian Hicks, left tackle Jack Conklin, center Jack Allen, right tackle Kodi Kieler, safety RJ Williamson, linebacker Drake Martinez, running [..]

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