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2020 Football Season

Game Thread: Ohio State at Michigan State

How To Watch: Ohio State at Michigan State

Ohio State makes the trek up to East Lansing today.

Game Preview: Ohio State vs. Michigan State

The Only Podcast (12-4-20) — Emergency Friday Football Pod! 

Football is happening and APPARENTLY there are THREE basketball games this week, who knew?

TOC Staff Picks: Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Fresh off a top 10 win, can the Spartans pull off another upset? See what our writers think

The 3-2-1 Preview: 3 Key Stats, 2 Things We Want To See and 1 Best Bet for MSU football vs. OSU

Is there a path to a big win here?

Get to Know the Opponent: Ohio State

Ohio State remains one of the best offenses in the country, but has struggled at times defensively.

Bad Betting Advice, Week 14 (An Ode to Chaos)

The 2020 Big Ten football season has certainly been a rollercoaster ride like no other. I think that it is time to simply embrace the chaos.

Mel Tucker: “We have to be able to stay focused, we have to block out the noise”

With rumors swirling of Michigan State’s game against Ohio State this weekend being canceled, Mel Tucker and the Spartans are preparing to be ready for the Buckeyes.

MSU News: T&F/CC Director Walt Drenth Retires, LB Luke Fulton Enters Transfer Portal

Film Room: Northwestern

The Spartans played well on both sides of the ball en route to the upset win over undefeated Northwestern.

Against All Odds, Week 13 (Neon Signs)

What a win for the Spartans this week! How did they do it? They got back to some elemental principles. It is a very good sign. Let’s talk about that, as well as my periodic review of the weekly picks.

Antjuan Simmons, Matt Coghlin earn well-deserved Big Ten honors after top-10 win

The second week this season MSU has brought in honors

The Good, The Bad, The Random in MSU football’s BIG top ten win over Northwestern

Oh, you know, just another big win in the Mel Tucker Era

Mel Tucker: “You actually coach off of these wins, and what happens is players want more.”

Michigan State Downs Northwestern 29-20

Mel Tucker picks up his second AP Top-15 win of his time at MSU

Game Thread: Northwestern at Michigan State

How To Watch: Northwestern at Michigan State

Michigan State hosts its annual cross-division opponent the Northwestern Wildcats tomorrow at 3:30.

Game Preview: Northwestern vs. Michigan State

TOC Staff Picks: Northwestern vs. Michigan State

After an off week, can the Spartans upset the highly ranked Wildcats? See what our writers think.

5 Questions with Inside NU: Is Northwestern a championship contender?

Bad Betting Advice, Week 13 (Recalculating)

No matter how I run the numbers, the prospects for Michigan State do not look very good. That said, probability is not destiny and there is still a lot left to play for in 2020.

Mel Tucker talks “sacrifices” and “investments” with his players

In addition to Tucker’s comments, senior defensive tackle Naquan Jones also revealed that he had COVID prior to the start of the season.

News Update: Izzo Returns, MSU-UVA Tip Time Announced, Ohio State Kickoff Set For Noon

Against All Odds, Week 12 (Give Thanks)

Michigan State may have been off this week, but thankfully there was a lot of other college football action. Come to think of it, there is quite a bit for MSU fans to be thankful for.

Ohio State Remains No. 3, Indiana Drops Out Of Top-10

Northwestern-MSU Will Kickoff At 3:30

Michigan State at Maryland game canceled

The Maryland Terrapins have cancelled their second game in a row due to positive tests among community members within the football program.

Michigan State’s run blocking is among the worst in the nation

How bad is the run blocking for the Spartans? Let’s take a look at some advanced metrics.

Bad Betting Advice: Week 12 (Coach Mel Tucker’s Day Off?)

MSU may (or may not) face Maryland this weekend. Maybe some time off to relax and reflect on life would be a good thing for this coaching staff. Coach Izzo might even let them borrow his car.

MSU running back Anthony Williams Jr. enters transfer portal

Tucker: “We certainly understand there’s a standard of performance that we have not lived up to”

"We certainly understand there’s a standard of performance that we have not lived up to on a consistent basis, and we’re working hard to get to that," Tucker said.