A simple raising of a glass of water during a pregame speech at Michigan State turned out to be a turning point in Ohio State's undefeated season.
Michael Rothstein writes in his Front Four keys to the game that Michigan has its best chance to end Michigan State's four-game winning streak as long as it plays well and keeps on an even keel.
Fowlerville residents Wayne Copeland and Frank Utter, lifelong Michigan Sate fans, always enjoyed their friendly wager with their rehab specialist, former Michigan baseball star Scott Weaver.
Ohio State proved at Michigan State that it has the ability to change gears from its uptempo, no-huddle offense down to a possession-based, clock-killing style when necessary.
Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell will provide a stern test for an Ohio State team that has struggled even making straightforward tackles heading into its Big Ten opener on the road Saturday.
Ohio State's first road game of 2012 will be at Michigan State, against its rugged defense with eight returning starters.
Georgia and Michigan State come into Monday's Outback Bowl with something to prove, as the Bulldogs look for a signature win over a Spartans team that wants to end a bowl losing streak.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and D-backs coach Scott Lakatos have whipped Georgia's secondary into a precision shredder against top-tier receivers like MSU's B.J. Cunningham.
Sparty doesn't have a stellar bowl record, as MSU's seniors are looking for the first bowl win of their careers. But they can't be discounted, as these seniors have helped MSU own one of the top defenses in the country.
For coach Mark Richt, every time Georgia plays it's a "benchmark" game. But his players truly believe they're a changed team from the one MSU beat in 2010.