Michigan State is a dangerous foe for Big Ten contenders Ohio State and Penn State

After thumping Rutgers 49-0, the Michigan State Spartans are eager to spoil the seasons of Ohio State and Penn State.

Michigan State won't go down quietly after 2-7 start to 2016, and final foes should be on spoiler alert

  • The Spartans sent a message to their remaining schedule with a 49-0 blowout vs Rutgers. Don't expect an easy victory.
  • It starts on defense, where MSU held Rutgers to 40 passing yards, 109 rushing yards and eight first downs.
  • Demetrious Cox took an interception back 30 yards for his first-career pick six.
  • Michigan State scored 35 points in the 1st Half for the first time in 2 Years, including 21 in the 1st Quarter.
  • Josiah Price dominated Rutgers safeties with two red zone touchdowns. His 21 career receiving TDs are 4th in school history.
  • Michigan State was perfect in its red zone possessions five trips and five touchdowns. They converted 7 of 14 third downs.
  • On the ground, L.J. Scott had his fifth-career 100-yard game came at 6.1 yards per carry.
  • Through the air, quarterback Tyler O'Connor tied his career high with three touchdowns in an efficient performance.
  • Ohio State travels to East Lansing on Saturday for a 12 PM kickoff, and the Spartans visit Penn State on the 26th.
  • With Big Ten title implications for both Penn State and Ohio State, is Michigan State in position to spoil the party?

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