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Can the game on Saturday remain clean or will things get out of hand?
Brady Hoke expects Michigan State game to be 'bloody your nose' | Michigan Wolverines | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
MSU and U of M makes out to become a pretty physical game this year.
Michigan State DE William Gholston fights 'dirty' tag | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
After his incident with Taylor Lewan that got him suspended last year, Will Gholston attempts to fight the 'dirty' tag.
Mark Hollis more frustrated by no-show Michigan State fans than those 'over-critical' of football team | MLive.com
Hollis isn't too happy with the lack of attendance at recent games.
The Spartans Well-Documented Offensive Woes | Banks Of The Red Cedar
The three biggest weaknesses of the 2012 Spartan offense.
Quarterbacks coach Dave Warner: Michigan State offense 'making progress, but not quick enough' | MLive.com
Michigan State had a stretch of three consecutive games without a first-half touchdown, and has just three first-quarter touchdowns this season.
Shaw Lane Spartans | A Game of Finishing OR How to Beat UM Saturday
"After last Saturday’s loss to Iowa, the season seemed lost. MSU just blew a game it was supposed to win and the Big Ten title fell out of reach in all but the Ohio State sense of official. The Spartan Internets turned into a tail-eating imploding mess. The offense looked like a blubbering pile of sadness and I assumed it was because of the rain. After watching our friends in Ann Arbor put 45 up on Illinois though, it wasn’t only the damn rain. The offense cannot move the chains and shoulder almost the entire burden of MSU’s three losses this season."
Michigan State's Marcus Rush, the ex-Michigan recruit, looks to stop Denard Robinson again | MLive.com
"Coach (Rich) Rodriguez was there at the time, and he was just sitting there telling me all the stuff you want to hear," Rush said on coach Mark Dantonio's radio show last week. "You could kind of tell I didn't belong."
Michigan State's Travis Trice asked to be team leader after recovering from viral infection | MLive.com
"Michigan State’s Travis Trice has been asked by coach Tom Izzo to be a leader this season. It has become expectation for the sophomore guard, who provides a spark off the bench."
Pat Narduzzi bemoans Michigan State defense's missed opportunities for interceptions | MLive.com
Dropped interceptions that could have changed some games anger Pat Narduzzi.
Fee Fi Foe Film: Michigan State | mgoblog
"I'm apparently a blogger of the self-hating variety, as yesterday I re-watched last weekend's Michigan State-Iowa opposite-of-a-barnburner and even sat through both overtimes. The things I do for you people (and a paycheck, I guess)."
Pat Narduzzi, Quarters Coverage And The Evidently Extant MSU Defense: A Rope Of Sand | MGoBlog
MGoBloggers take a look at Pat Narduzzi's defensive scheme.