Path To The Playoff: Michigan State Spartans. Better Than 2015?

Path To The Playoff: Michigan State Spartans. Better Than 2015?

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Path To The Playoff: Michigan State Spartans. Better Than 2015?

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2. Own East Lansing over the second half of the season

It sucks for Michigan fans to have so many problems over Ohio State over the years, but what seems to chap more hides is the way the program is getting whacked around by the supposed little brother.

Losers of four of the last five in the rivalry, now the Wolverines have to go to East Lansing a week after having to deal with Wisconsin.

Uh oh.

Michigan State hasn’t been anything special against Ohio State  – going 3-11 since 1999 – but when it comes up with a win, big things usually follow.

In 2015, MSU won a slugfest in Columbus, and went on to win the Big Ten title and get into the College Football Playoff.

The 2013 Big Ten Championship win over the Buckeyes propelled the Spartans to the Rose Bowl, and the 2011 victory was part of the mix to get to the Big Ten title game

Sparty gets Ohio State in East Lansing, and Michigan, and Northwestern, and Purdue, Rutgers, Central Michigan and Utah State. Win all seven of those, and the chances will be very, very good that they’ll be off to Indianapolis with a chance to …

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