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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Spartans backs running through Michigan

By Adam Rittenberg

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson might be the nation's leading rusher, but Michigan State has the best rushing attack in the Big Ten.

The Spartans also might have the best offensive coordinator.

After Robinson's second red-zone turnover, Michigan State marched 93 yards in 10 plays, mostly on the ground in bruising fashion. Spartans backs Le'Veon Bell and Edwin Baker softened up the Michigan defense, and Larry Caper finished the drive with an 8-yard run as he carried several Wolverines into the end zone.

You had to love the creativity from Treadwell on the end-around, pitch-back to Cousins, who found former quarterback Keith Nichol for a 42-yard gain. Treadwell is having himself a year, folks. Someone needs to hire this guy.

Michigan State has shown tremendous offensive balance today: 213 pass yards, 185 rush yards. Mark Dantonio has to be loving this.

Very impressed with the Spartans, who lead 31-10.