Michigan State and Head Coach Mark Dantonio have been seeking one thing since he became the head coach in November of 2006. They want to make it to the Rose Bowl.
They will have a difficult road this year in Big Ten Conference play. They face Ohio State in their opening conference game that will teach the young Spartans who they really are.
They will also have to travel to Big Ten rivals Michigan and Wisconsin in consecutive weeks in the middle of their schedule. Although Michigan State has defeated Michigan for the past four seasons, Michigan's new coach, Brady Hoke, will do everything in his power to prevent another loss in the heated rivalry.
The Spartans have missed out on the Rose Bowl by one game for the past two seasons. Third time is a charm for the Spartans.