The Michigan State Spartans are looking to make their third straight season with double-digit wins and a second straight making it to the conference's championship game in 2012.
In order to achieve these goals and also make it to the coveted Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the Spartans must have their key players step up and take over leadership on a team that lost its leader, Kirk Cousins.
Michigan State players would tell you that anything less than a Rose Bowl birth would be a disappointment after two straight seasons of proving they belong in the conversation of the Big Ten's top teams.
Many experts have Michigan winning the Legends Division and advancing to the Big Ten Championship over last year's division champ, Michigan State. I have compiled a list of six players that won't let the in-state rival Wolverines take the title away. They will prove the Spartans are the best team, not only in the state, but in the Big Ten Conference.