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Spartans’ defeat should serve as a warning to playoff contenders

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook runs for a first down against Indiana during the first half on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
November 10, 2015

Michigan State’s run of luck — and now its chance of playoff — was cruelly extinguished Saturday in Nebraska.No longer the beneficiary of the good luck that had befallen them against Michigan,...

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Nebraska game

Illinois' Eaton Spence (27) sacks Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) during the game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2014. The Illini lost 45-14.
September 30, 2015

Tommy Armstrong Jr. vs. Illinois DefenseSo far this season, when Illinois has faced a skilled quarterback, things have not turned out well. The Illini’s two biggest tests at quarterbacks were North Carolina’s...

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