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2-5, 6th in Big Ten - East
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Big Ten alters fifth tiebreaker for division champ

The fifth tiebreaker to decide a Big Ten division champion no longer will be based on the College Football Playoff ranking and instead will go to overall winning percentage.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

The seven undefeated teams all play on the road this week, and five lost to their Saturday opponent in their last meeting. Second-ranked Michigan and No. 7 Nebraska are on three-game losing streaks to Michigan State and Wisconsin, respectively. The undefeateds (and their fans) might want to make it through this weekend before thinking playoff.

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Michigan State is on its first five-game losing streak in one season since it started 0-5 in 1991.


Maryland handles Michigan State 28-17

Perry Hills threw a pair of touchdown passes in his return to the lineup and Maryland kept Michigan State winless in the Big Ten with 28-17 victory Saturday night.

Maryland's wide-open man nabs the TD (0:15)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's misery continues with a 28-17 loss at Maryland. The Spartans have lost five straight, are 0-4 in the Big Ten and will be a huge underdog at home next week vs. Michigan. Maryland, meanwhile, needs just one more win for bowl eligibility under first-year head coach D.J. Durkin.

LJ Scott blows past Maryland defenders for 48-yard TD (0:21)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Two teams that badly need a win, Michigan State and Maryland, are tied at 14 at halftime. The Spartans continue to have defensive issues, especially on third down, and are making too many mistakes. But they've done a much better job of running the ball than they have most of the season, pounding it 24 times for 159 yards and both TDs that half.


Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

It didn't take long for Wilton Speight and his teammates to start thinking about Michigan State.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

In green marker, on the bathroom wall of Michigan Stadium's press box, someone scrawled the score from last year's crazy Michigan State-Michigan game. The rematch is a week away.

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Spartans likely to lose fifth straight

ESPN's FPI gives Maryland a 61 percent chance to hand Michigan State its fifth straight loss. The Spartans are still searching for thier first Big Ten win of the season.

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State of Michigan hub of college football

Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan will all go bowling, predicts Mark Schlabach. What Michigan school won't? Second-half predictions

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A forgettable first half for Spartans

Michigan State is nominated for biggest disappointment of the first half of the season. To make matters worse, the rival Wolverines are all over our awards ballot. Vote now!

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, on team's mindset after four straight losses: "We told our players yesterday that we're on a long road. There's no place to stop and eat. You've got to keep walking. Sometimes it's a lonely road."

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The difference a few weeks can make

According to FPI, Notre Dame, Michigan State, UCLA and Oregon have the lowest chances to reach bowl eligibility out of the teams that were ranked in the Preseason AP Poll.

Team Stats

Passing Yards235.061st
Rushing Yards155.3Tied-86th
Points For23.1110th
Points Against29.7Tied-80th

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