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2017 Schedule
5-1, 2nd in Big Ten - East
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Spartans defense trending up

Michigan State struggled on defense last season, but appears to have righted the ship in 2017. The Spartans defense currently ranks ninth in the FBS in overall efficiency.

Can Penn State survive the next three weeks? (1:45)
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Ranking the Power 5 conferences by entertainment value: Big Ten

The Big Ten has three teams ranked in the top six of the AP Top 25 and five included in the top 20. If that isn't enough, it has the best rivalry game, the best collection of coaches and the game's most electrifying player.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Given its loss to Arizona State last night and a relatively weak schedule, Washington tumbled to 21st in Strength of Record, which measures accomplishment. Clemson dropped to sixth after its loss to Syracuse, allowing Georgia to take over the No. 1 spot in these rankings.

Spartans hold on to beat Golden Gophers (0:46)

Great Scott: MSU runs over Minnesota, hangs on for 30-27 win

L.J. Scott returned from an injury to rush for a career-high 194 yards and two touchdowns, helping 21st-ranked Michigan State hang on for a 30-27 victory over Minnesota on a soggy Saturday night after kickoff was delayed 34 minutes by lightning strikes.

Spartans' Scott rushes for second TD of day (0:27)
Scott's TD extends Spartans' lead (0:33)
London takes toss into end zone for a Spartans TD (0:29)
ESPN Stats & Information

Can Spartans keep their momentum?

ESPN's FPI projects the Michigan State-Minnesota game nearly even with the slight edge to Sparty. Minnesota is seeking its first win against the Spartans since 2009 and its first win against an AP-ranked Michigan State team since 1962.


Kirk Herbstreit talks Michigan-Michigan State

ESPN CFB analyst Kirk Herbstreit recaps the Michigan State vs. Michigan game over the weekend, discusses what the future for Jim Harbaugh might be, talks Washington Huskies and more.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says "it's your right" to question play calls in loss to Michigan State, but it's "an easy thing to do."

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Cougars top Week 6 game scores

Four teams that engineered big road wins topped the charts this week, with Washington State edging out Michigan State for the No. 1 spot. Miami and Iowa State rounded out the group.

'Paulie Positive' forced to give props to LSU (1:55)

Team Stats

Passing Yards197.093rd
Rushing Yards192.240th
Points For23.7Tied-103rd
Points Against18.2Tied-18th

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