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Last season, Michigan State finished 47th in scoring offense. They finished 39th in scoring defense. That's nothing impressive
Despite this, they also finished as the No. 9 ranked school in college football and were part of a three way tie for the Big Ten Championship.
Numbers can only account for so much and at the end of the day, it's winning that matters. Winning is something Michigan State can do.
Kirk Cousins may be one of the most under appreciated quarterbacks in the country. He will return for his senior year, and it can be expected that there will be the obvious improvements.
Edwin Baker and Le'Veon Bell have become a great one-two punch for the Spartans in the running game.
The Spartans have one of the most balanced offenses in the Big Ten. They can beat you either running or throwing the ball. That's what makes them so dangerous.
Now, before anybody freaks out about the 49-7 loss against Alabama (because I know someone will), please keep in mind that these are Big Ten power rankings. This has nothing to do with the rest of the country.
When it comes to the Big Ten, Michigan State knows how to win.