Will Michigan State Run Away with the Big Ten Championship?

Brad AckerContributor ISeptember 26, 2010

Courtesy of Michigan State Spartans Facebook Page Photos
Courtesy of Michigan State Spartans Facebook Page Photos

Michigan State is now 4-0 and ranked No. 24 in the AP poll.

Okay, so the Spartans haven't exactly played a good team yet. Notre Dame isn't good at all.

The season really starts next week when they play No. 11 Wisconsin in East Lansing. If you like the running game, this one will be a thriller.

Edwin Baker (7.9 yards per carry) and Le'Veon Bell (8.3 yards per carry) might be the best under-the-radar running tandem in all of college football. Don't forget third-string Spartan RB Larry Caper.

John Clay, Wisconsin's Doak Walker hopeful, can't compete with that, right?


Meet freshman James White, who had a coming-out party with four touchdowns for the Badgers as they won 70-3 against cupcake Austin Peay.

The Spartans might pull off another thriller at Spartan Stadium against Big Ten foe Wisconsin, but the upcoming schedule doesn't get any easier.

Here are four games the Spartans will likely lose...

at Michigan, Oct. 9

at Northwestern, Oct. 23

at Iowa, Oct. 30

at Penn State, Nov. 27

At 4-0, Michigan is obviously a contender for the single fact of Denard "Shoelace" Robinson, who might have such a year they will end up changing the structure of the Heisman Trophy to look like him.

Coach "D" for Mark Dantonio, which you can see on the back of MSU's helmets, will hopefully be back on the sidelines for this upcoming weekend's game against the Badgers. The Spartans will need his leadership in what looks like a rough road ahead. Could the Spartans actually be for real this season, or will they repeat history?

Michigan State will win the Big Ten championship—just not this year.