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How will Cook fare against Wolverines?
Michigan State QB Connor Cook has limited negative plays this season, but Jim Harbaugh's defense will be tough. Todd McShay looks forward to the matchup. Mel & Todd (Insider)
Here are five early things to watch ahead of Week 7 in the Big Ten, starting with the Michigan and Michigan State.
At the halfway point of the season there's a clear-cut group of contenders emerging in the East and West divisions.
Is TCU or Michigan State more concerning?
With both struggling lately, who has the most issues? Said ESPN's Robert Smith: "Michigan is the better team from the athletic standpoint and that'll be the difference in the game no matter how ready Michigan State is."
Where does Sparty sit in the rankings?
Ohio State isn't the only team struggling but still undefeated. Has Michigan State's lack of style points in its victories been costly? Find out here
Spartans fall in AP Poll
Despite an undefeated record, Michigan State continues to move down the AP Poll. Are the Spartans no longer in the top five? Find out here
Baylor is No. 2 and Utah is up to fourth behind No. 1 Ohio State in The Associated Press college football poll.
If Michigan beats Michigan State, loses to Ohio State and wins everything in between, it will be in great shape to go to the Rose Bowl.
The Week 6 version of the Big Ten power rankings sees one-loss Michigan, buoyed by its defense, jump over three undefeated teams to the top.
Rutgers miscounts, spikes ball to lose
Rutgers QB Chris Laviano lost track of downs and intentionally spiked the ball on the fourth down with three seconds remaining, giving Michigan State the win.
Fourth-ranked Michigan State played nowhere near its best game, yet still found a way to defeat Rutgers on the road.
Our artist revisits Week 6, including Oklahoma falling hard and TCU's and Michigan State's near misses.
Michigan, which has won five straight, will host No. 4 Michigan State next Saturday in a game that will help determine the Big Ten East race.
Freshman LJ Scott scored on a 3-yard run with 43 seconds to play and No. 4 Michigan State won ugly for the second straight week with a 31-24 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night.
Michigan St. escapes Rutgers
Trailing for much of the game, Sparty eeked ahead in the fourth quarter to win 31-24. Rutgers had the ball late but an intentional spike on 4th down sealed its fate. No. 4 Michigan St. travels to No. 18 Michigan next week. Box score
Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer
Thrilling finish coming up in Piscataway. Rutgers ties No. 4 Michigan State at 24-24 with 4:21 left in the 4th quarter on a 22-yard field goal. Spartans trying to stay unbeaten. Buckle up.
Michigan State @ Michigan Wolverines
Michigan Stadium - Sat 10/17