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2017 Schedule
9-3, 2nd in Big Ten - East

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

There are metal detectors outside an at-capacity Michigan State trustees meeting this morning. Dozens of protestors are here to ask the trustees and university President Lou Anna Simon for more transparency in the case of former athletic dept. doctor Larry Nassar, an admitted sexual abuser.

Jemele says Harbaugh should learn how to beat Michigan State (0:52)
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12dDan Murphy

Harbaugh hits back at Dantonio over bowl barb

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh fired back at Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, who took a swipe at him on Sunday over the bowl destinations for his Spartans and the Wolverines.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State added ESPN 300 defensive back Kalon Gervin to its 2018 class on Saturday. Gervin had been committed to Notre Dame, decommitted in May. He is now committed to the Spartans and is the highest ranked commitment in the Michigan State class.

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Auburn, Wisconsin debut in CFP; Clemson first

Defending champion Clemson is back at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of Oklahoma at No. 3 and CFP newcomers Auburn (No. 2) and Wisconsin (No. 4).

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19dPaula Lavigne and Dan Murphy

Lawsuit: MSU didn't help woman in assault case

A Title IX gender discrimination lawsuit filed Sunday claims that Michigan State failed to support or protect a woman who had reported she'd been sexually assaulted by former Spartans WR Keith Mumphery.

Spartans QB notches first run TD in the 4th (0:26)
Michigan State rolls past Rutgers (0:36)

No. 21 Michigan State flips 2016 record, goes 9-3

Brian Lewerke threw for a touchdown and ran for another and No. 21 Michigan State held the ball for more than 47 minutes in defeating Rutgers 40-7 on Saturday to cap a terrific turnaround season.

Rutgers scores on 42-yard passing TD (0:27)
Michigan St. strikes first with passing TD (0:18)
Barrett exits game with apparent leg injury (0:19)
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FPI sees pleasant holiday trip for Sparty

Michigan State has swept the first three games of this series against Big Ten newcomer Rutgers. The Spartans had a big rushing game last week vs. Maryland (271 yards) and will face a defense that has struggled against the run.

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Miami moves up to No. 2 in latest CFP rankings

Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.

Michigan State's ground attack grinds up Maryland (0:41)
Lewerke runs 25 yards for Spartans' TD (0:26)
Spartans strike first with TD run (0:35)

Team Stats

Passing Yards215.4
Rushing Yards162.9
Points For23.1
Points Against20.323rd