Football detroitnews.com —  While the Big Ten took a one-week reprieve from its usual national bashing, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had a chance to check out some of his conference brethren, specifically Nebraska. Not surprisingly, Dantonio isn't buying the commonly held belief the Big Ten is weak.
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Football freep.com —  Three consecutive FCS national championships, four consecutive wins over FBS opponents and a devotion to throwback, power football – that's what Craig Bohl brought into his debut season as head coach at Wyoming.
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Football mlive.com —  At the beginning of each week, we’ll take an early look at Michigan State’s upcoming opponent by zeroing in on some interesting numbers. This week, the Wyoming Cowboys.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State spent much of last year ranked tops in the country in several defensive categories. But the first category the Spartans made it to the top in in 2014 is a combination of offense and defense. Following Saturday’s 73-14 win over Eastern Michigan, the Spartans are now the national leaders in average time of possession at 38:08 per game. No other team in the country has possessed the ball an average of more than 36:59 per game.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  Kirk Cousins and Le'Veon Bell had career days, while Drew Stanton helped Arizona rally to a victory in his second start to highlight the performances by former Michigan State standouts in this week's NFL games.
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Football mlive.com —  It’s another two-game season for Michigan State, and this time there’s no second chance. Lose one more game, and Michigan State's hopes to make the College Football Playoff are gone. It's that simple.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  MSU gained more yards per pass than EMU gained per drive. That's unprecedented. In the last two years, the previous low was 11.6 yards per drive allowed against South Florida in 2013. The only possible nitpick you could have is that EMU was pretty good at finishing drives, but those scores happened way after the outcome was determined.
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Football mlive.com —  There were no illusions as to the expected outcome going into Michigan State’s first two home games of 2014. The Spartans came into its opener against Jacksonville State as 32-point favorites and into Saturday’s game against Eastern Michigan as 45-point favorites, its largest spread in at least 20 years.
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Football mlive.com —  A year ago, after the first three games of his sophomore season, the 6-foot-4, 218-pound Cook was just beginning to come to grips that he was indeed good enough to start for a Spartans' team coming off a 7-6 season. On Saturday, the Michigan State junior quarterback said he hasn’t made any decision about possibly declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft after this season.
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Football freep.com —  Joe Rexrode takes a look back at three things we learned against Eastern Michigan and looks ahead to Wyoming.
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Football freep.com —  If only Mark Dantonio had the conviction to play a true freshman skill player rather than insist on rewarding less-talented veterans, he might be able to get things going at Michigan State. Oh, wait. Dantonio played freshman receiver Mark Dell in 2007. Freshman receiver Keshawn Martin in 2008. Freshman running backs Edwin Baker and Larry Caper, along with freshman tight end Dion Sims in 2009.
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Football freep.com —  Following a successful 2013 season, which saw the Spartans win the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl, Dantonio and staff were able to bring in arguably their best recruiting class to date. Guys like Brian Allen, Craig Evans, Malik McDowell and Montae Nicholson were some of the most sought-after high school players in the country and all decided to bring their talents to East Lansing, and the results are showing immediately.
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Football freep.com —  "What I saw, what I recognized is that we're gonna play some very good football teams as we move forward," Dantonio said on his Sunday teleconference. "Indiana wins at Missouri. I watched the Nebraska game last night, and they looked very, very good."
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Football statenews.com —  It took only about three minutes into Saturday’s matchup between No. 9 MSU and Eastern Michigan for the floodgates to open. And once they opened, there was no way to stop the rush. MSU (2-1 overall) let off some built-up anger to rout EMU, 73-14, on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. MSU reeled off 56 unanswered points before EMU (1-3 overall) recorded anything, coasting to an easy win over the Mid-American Conference foe.
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Football detroitnews.com —  “I don’t want to say I was surprised,” Dantonio said in his weekly teleconference Sunday. “But the way we came out, collectively as a team (was impressive). We knew we were heavy favorites in the game and wanted to make sure, as coaches, that we played up and did not play down to that point margin that was predicted. We wanted to be game-ready.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio held a media teleconference Sunday evening to discuss his team's performance in the 73-14 win over Eastern Michigan. With the 59-point win over the Eagles, the Spartans moved up two spots to No. 9 in both The Associated Press Poll and Amway Coaches Poll.
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Football mlive.com —  The five-star defensive end prospect came in with college football-ready size and into a position of need for the Spartans. Through three games, he’s seen plenty of playing time, and hasn’t disappointed.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has opened as a 32-point favorite over Wyoming in next Saturday’s noon game at Spartan Stadium according to VegasInsider.Com.
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Football statenews.com —  After a 73-14 win against Eastern Michigan, MSU football has moved up to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 Poll. There was not a lot of change at the top of the poll, as Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Auburn made up the top five once again.
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