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Gregory Shamus

Two day's after Saturday's win over Nebraska, it's a little easier to feel good about the result without being disappointed in the process. The majority of the second half was a mess, and allowing the Huskers back in the game like that was inexcusable. That being said, Nebraska was forced to mount a miraculous comeback because the Spartans completely dominated for the first 30-plus minutes and showed why they're the favorites in the Big Ten. So while it's unfortunate that score won't indicate an MSU blowout at the end of the season, the good guys got the job done and are sure to learn from a near disaster. Now bring on Purdue.

Michigan State's path to playoff: Substance (wins) over style | USA Today |

All about the W's.

Column: 'Ticked off' Michigan State operating with standards that go beyond the scoreboard | MLive |

But it's good to be upset about not playing well.

Purdue QB boasts confidence heading into MSU game | Detroit Free Press |

Those Boilers have always been arrogant.

Dantonio to reevaluate short-yardage strategy | Detroit Free Press |

Coach D wasn't aware Delton Williams didn't get any carries?

Assigned seating, decreased size among considerations for Michigan State student section | MLive |

It would be a shame to see student seating decreased, but it would also be their own fault.

Purdue football vs. Michigan State: First and 10 | Lafayette Journal & Courier |

Thoughts from the opposing perspective.