March 20 2018

Second Take: 20 photos we overlooked from Michigan State's win over Michigan

March 20 2018, 11:37 | Doris Stokes

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I wrote last week, that the Michigan State defense might make fans pine for Speight.

Michigan State picked off three passes and recovered two fumbles in a 14-10 upset of No. 7 Michigan on Saturday night at the rain-soaked Big House.

"It's definitely talked about". "It's something that motivates us". At the same time, there were a number of play calls in that game that came across as baffling.

Nearly as memorable as Hart's comment was Dantonio's reply. Michigan's coach Jim Harbaugh was questioned on his seniments on the situation and what his response would be if any of his players knelt. "Just with the social injustice in the world and a few things that have happened with racism and things like that". They need to check themselves sometimes. "Their time will come". They also have a tough schedule featuring matchups against Oklahoma State and TCU, providing plenty of opportunities to prove themselves in the coming months. Michigan State has downed Michigan seven times in the past nine years. "This one does hurt, but we've got to get over it by tomorrow", MI linebacker Mike McCray said. There's a lot of football left to be played and a win in ugly weather at MI only means so much, but the Spartans need to be taken seriously in the Big Ten East race.

Stanford running back Bryce Love entered Week 6 leading the country in just about every rushing category imaginable so it was safe to say it was a priority to stop him if Utah wanted to remain undefeated.

For a Michigan State team that surely didn't receive enough credit in this article, a coveted win over its in-state rival could be the springboard to a better-than-expected season. The computer is taking MI to cover the spread, and the over on the point total. Michigan State is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, also owning a home win vs. Iowa.

"We tell our guys there's gonna be penalties", Frey said. "We've fallen down in other areas, but we're going to try to always rise up".

With Oklahoma and MI falling out of the top 10, some of the nation's top unbeaten teams moved a step or two closer to challenging for a playoff spot. They followed up a home victory against USC with a blowout victory at OR on Saturday night.

Asked where it ranks in his career, Dantonio raised his hand over his head and said, "It's up there, it's way up there". Western Michigan finally put Buffalo away 71-68 on a 12-yard run by Jarvion Franklin, but it was actually the Broncos' first overtime touchdown that stole the show. "This is a crucial win for us", he said. We'll see. I do genuinely try to reevaluate each week. "We're not there yet, but we're getting there". Through five games previous year, Minnesota was 114th in the NCAA and 12th in the Big Ten with 43 penalties (361 yards). A Boilermaker tackler hit Speight in the head and neck area as he fell to the ground in the MI backfield.

"'Wow, look at that, '" he deadpanned. We want to win them all, and most importantly, we want to win this one. Unfortunately, I was right. "I wouldn't get too anxious".

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