Michigan State talks about BCS

Published 2:37 am Wednesday, November 27, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was in a good mood Tuesday, as the coach of a Legends Division champion should be.

He also brought his game face to his weekly news conference.

When asked about having to campaign for No. 11 Michigan State (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten) to earn a BCS berth if they don’t reach the Rose Bowl by beating No. 3 Ohio State on Dec. 7, Dantonio talked about a 3-1 record in his team’s last four games against Wisconsin and a one-point loss to the Buckeyes last year. That is the closest scare Ohio State has had in two unbeaten seasons.

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The Spartans are No. 1 in the Big Ten in 15 team statistical categories. With 39 victories and three more opportunities, Dantonio said the focus this week will be on an appropriate Senior Day sendoff against Minnesota (8-3, 4-3) on Saturday.