In 2012, nearly every Saturday has brought a brand new nightmare for the Michigan State Football program.
The Spartans fell to Northwestern by the score of 23-20 in Week 12, marking the team's fifth loss in Big Ten play—each by four points or less. Now saddled with 5-6 overall record, one must ask: Where do they go from here?
Well, it's off to Minnesota for the regular-season finale in need of a road win just to become bowl eligible. You'd have to travel back to 2006 to uncover the last time the Spartans failed to qualify for the postseason.
Not only were the team's seniors unable to claim victory on Senior Day, the Spartans dropped each of their four home games against Big Ten opponents. Prior to 2012, Michigan State hadn't lost a single home game since November of 2009.
Let's move ahead to the winners and losers from Sparty's Week 12 game against Northwestern.