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Michigan State faced a tough test early in the season, as the Oregon Ducks came to Lansing. In this preview, Schofield looked at how Michigan State would attack Oregon’s defense throwing over the middle and using counter action plays.
The Spartans were able to outscore Oregon, 31-28. The defense played a big role in the win, specifically on this play, which showed the defense had done their homework on the Ducks’ offense.
Down late in the third quarter against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Crimson Tide pulled off a huge 81-yard touchdown pass to take the lead. This play, and win, kept their hopes alive for their eventual SEC Conference Championship berth.
The only thing standing in between Michigan State and the Big Ten Conference Championship was the Penn State Nittany Lions. Cook and wide receiver Aaron Burbridge connected on a big touchdown that put the Spartans up by three scores in the third quarter.
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