Northwestern vs. Michigan State: Complete Game Preview

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Northwestern vs. Michigan State: Complete Game Preview
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Michigan State's offense will have to keep up if their defense can't shut down the spread.

Let's face it. Both of these teams played their way out of a shot at the Big Ten title this year. 

With Northwestern's 3-3 conference record and Michigan State's 2-4, neither have a shot at winning their division. 

For Northwestern, this game will amount to bragging rights and maybe a higher profile bowl game.

Michigan State, on the other hand, has to pick up a win here or the following week at Minnesota to even become bowl-eligible. My, how the times have changed in East Lansing. 

Let's take a look at some of the details and implications this game could have. 

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