To answer a question from a previous writing Should we consider Michigan State a threat in the Big Ten?. Yes! We should consider the Michigan State Spartans a big threat in the Big Ten, why?
The Michigan State Spartans currently sit 3rd place in the Big Ten – East, with a huge opportunity to change that during week 11 against the Ohio State Buckeyes, who looked very lackluster in their previous game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Michigan State Spartans only Big Ten – East loss was to the Michigan Wolverines, who were clearly the more stacked talent wise between the two.
Other than that loss against the Michigan Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans have victories over the Penn State Nittany Lions, Maryland Terrapins and the Indiana Hoosiers with only two more teams left to play against in the Big Ten – East, which are the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
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Not to mention that the Spartans also hold a victory over the Purdue Boilermakers, who are ranked 2nd in the Big Ten – West, and obliterated the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Despite their only two conference losses being home losses against the Michigan Wolverines, and the Northwestern Wildcats. I would say that the Michigan State Spartans are a big threat to spoiling the Ohio State Buckeyes hopes of entering the college football playoff, as well as a trip to the Big Ten Championship game.
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